I think it’s now clear to participants and other stakeholders that Victoria’s greyhound industry is now changing permanently. It’s no longer just racing with some animal welfare programs attached. Instead it must be about the whole lifecycle of every Victorian greyhound, on and off the track. I am confident that real reform can be achieved in the sport of greyhound racing but only if it’s driven by genuine cultural change in how we manage the careers and lives of the greyhounds, and in particular that we are able to fully re-home all greyhounds other than for medical or temperament issues.Details
Greyhounds racing in Victoria will be provided with improved safety outcomes as Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) commences implementing the use of the Hoop Arm lure for racing at all 13 tracks throughout the state. To be phased in over the next six months, GRV will adopt the Hoop Arm lure for racing at all Victorian…Details
The last in the series of nine Stakeholder Engagement Workshops in metropolitan Melbourne was held at Sandown Park on Saturday 3 September with the GRV CEO Alan Clayton telling those present that the future of the industry is “in their hands”.
With the topic being on the critical subject of re-homing greyhounds, more than 50 people turned out to discuss the issue and to work towards the goal of providing full re-homing options for every racing greyhound.Details
Public consultation is now open for Draft Guidelines for Racing Dog Keeping and Training Facilities in Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) urges all participants to have their say. The Draft Guidelines have been developed by Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Details on how to make a submission and provide public comment…Details
The Stakeholder Engagement Workshops continued on Saturday 6 August, this time at Cranbourne, with very constructive conversations and discussions around what ideas participants would like to see developed to help them with education and training. Attracting the next generation to the sport was raised as an urgent priority, with ideas focusing on creating career paths…Details