New Local Rules focus on animal welfare and integrity

New local rules covering rehoming greyhounds (LR42.6), euthanasia (LR42.7 to 42.10), lures (LR42.11 to 42.27), live baiting, greyhound properties and suspended and disqualified persons, will come into effect on 14 June 2016 in Victoria. The new rules, many in direct response to recommendations in the Racing Integrity Commissioner and Chief Veterinary Officer Victoria reports, will…

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CEO Monthly Update – June 2016

GRV had its biggest ever GAP Adoption Day on 1 May with a record 70 dogs finding new homes. This was a great effort by everyone involved, particularly GAP’s foster carers and other volunteers who did a wonderful job looking after the dogs and talking with their potential new owners. Then on 4 May, the Warrnambool Cup Rock ‘n’ Race night drew one of its largest audiences ever with around 1800 people coming along for great racing and live entertainment.

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New rules boost greyhound welfare and racing integrity

Increased animal welfare powers for Stewards, expanded drug testing facilities and a ban on Anabolic Androgenic Steroids will come into force for Victorian greyhound racing on 1 June 2016. Under the new Greyhound Australasia (GA) Rules, authorised persons such as Stewards will have the power to prohibit a greyhound from competing if it is severely…

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Hoop Arm Lure coming to The Meadows

Greyhound Racing Victoria advises that races incorporating the hoop arm lure into the catching pen will commence at The Meadows on Wednesday 15 June, 2016. All Provincial Meetings (MEP) held at The Meadows on Wednesdays for six weeks commencing Wednesday 15 June, 2016 will be run using the hoop arm lure and will finish in…

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New planning provisions for greyhound facilities on the way

The development of new planning provisions covering greyhound facilities across the State is now well advanced and the next stage will involve public comment on the draft provisions in June. All Victoria’s local government planning schemes include provisions affecting the use and development of land for greyhound facilities. While some provisions are consistent across the…

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CEO Monthly Update – April/May 2016

The last month has once again been a very busy and productive time for GRV. We successfully celebrated 20 years of GAP with A Dog’s Breakfast and received wide media coverage about the 20th anniversary. Both our recent GAP adoption days and Little Big Day Outs have enjoyed record numbers and generated good media stories.

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