THE “RSPCA slams new greyhound facility” for having an intensive greyhound breeding complex and I support them 100 per cent.
The Murray Bridge Council and Development Assessment Panel both need an update of their rules and regulations if animal welfare is not included in their scope.
Animal welfare laws need to be included in all our legislation .
Throw away the key
As the guardian of a very special ex-racing greyhound girl, my heart broke when I read about the RSPCA finding a mass grave on a licensed and registered greyhound trainer’s property.
How those gentle dogs must have suffered. Nine of them died by any convenient, cruelly contrived method, and 12 were left emaciated and dying, by a malicious person without a modicum of compassion for animals he abused for profit and gambling.
Whatever his punishment it will not be enough. He deserves to be locked up without food and the key thrown away.
Greyhound Racing and Rehoming
I have a different take on the article about greyhound racing and rehoming of "spent' and dogs that are deemed "too slow to race." We fostered and then adopted a beautiful greyhound from the GAP program.
As with all ex racers, she had no concept of the "outside world." She was a very fast learner, especially considering her first two years were spent in isolation in kennels, with no stimulation at all. After 18 months of gentle handling she still suffers recurring "nightmares."
It is extremely disappointing to most greyhound guardians that the new Murray Bridge greyhound track will go ahead. More dogs will be bred and there is no way they will all be homed, and most will be killed. Sadly too, while people like us see the need to adopt greyhounds, other unwanted dogs languish in rescue kennels waiting for homes, often in vain.