On this page you will find:
- Approved Lures
New Local Rules prevent greyhound sport participants from using any lures which have not been approved by the GRV Board. This rule creates an offence to use an unapproved lure as well as enhancing existing rules and offences relating to using unapproved lures and engaging in any live baiting practices.
The GRV Board has adopted a criteria based approval method for lures, having regard to the Board’s existing policy position on the strict prohibition on animal products, animal welfare and safety considerations.
Criteria for an approved lure are that the lure:
- must be designed in a manner that is safe to be used by greyhounds and people, including but not limited, to having no sharp edges or any features that could cause an injury to a greyhound, and
- must be constructed of synthetic or artificial materials only and contains no animal materials, including but not limited to, bodily fluids such as blood and urine, parts of an animal such as dried hides, bones and hair.
Examples of “Acceptable” and “Not acceptable” lures
These lures are acceptable because they are made of synthetic or artificial materials only, and are safe to be used by people and greyhounds.
Not acceptable lures
These lures are not acceptable because they are either not made of synthetic or artificial materials only, and/or not safe to be used by people and greyhounds.