The release of Victorian track injury and euthanasia rates for the first time, in Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) 2015-16 Annual Report, attracted negative comments, particularly on social media, as GRV anticipated it would. But we are committed to being transparent and accountable and the figures for the last financial year, while quite unacceptable, at least provide a clear benchmark for the industry’s progress in achieving re-homing of dogs bred for racing. I am pleased to report that since July 2015, there seems to be a significant decrease in euthanasia rates and an increase in re-homing rates.Details
Ten new Welfare Inspectors have joined Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Welfare Inspectorate, boosting the total number of inspectors in the team to 18. The new Welfare Inspectors greatly increase the Inspectorate’s capacity to carry out inspections, to ensure compliance with legislation, the State Government’s statement of expectations and Greyhound Racing Victoria’s rules and regulations, and to…Details
The final Regional Workshop, and indeed the final one for 2016, was held at Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club on Tuesday 8 November. It was another excellent turnout by participants, all keen to have a say about what changes are necessary in the industry to help GRV ensure a sustainable future for the sport. As with…Details
Victorian participants should make themselves aware of updated hot weather and transport policies which outline their animal welfare responsibilities on race days and trial days. GRV General Manager – Animal Welfare Dr Gavin Goble said the updated hot weather and transport policies were developed after a significant period of engagement and input from participants across…Details
In accordance with the GRV Hot Weather Policy, the Shepparton, Ballarat and Traralgon Meetings for Monday 21 November, have been marked as ‘Heat Affected’ due to the forecasted temperature of 37, 33 and 37 degrees respectively.