The NSW GBOTA this week responded to a Breeding Issues Paper prepared by the NSW State Government’s Special Commission of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing.
The paper raised a number of issues on over-breeding and animal welfare.
The NSW GBOTA response was based on widespread participant feedback in NSW and was further supported by input from the Australian Federation of Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association.
Chairman Geoff Rose described the NSW GBOTA submission as positive and progressive.
“Our submission was all about expressing to the Commission that there is a way forward and that industry stakeholders are supporting considered reform,” said Mr. Rose.
“We have been calling for proper research on chasing stimuli, the testing of finish on lure racing, greater evaluation of optimum track design and other safety improvements for some time.
“Our submission reinforces this and suggests a variety of initiatives and animal welfare strategies that will assist the industry as it commits totally to an ethical and sustainable future.”
NSW GBOTA Executive Officer, Brenton Scott, added that the NSW GBOTA would continue to provide further information to the Commission following a review of transcripts from the Commission’s public hearings.
Copy of the Submission is available for download here (PDF)