PRESS RELEASE: Historic day for greyhounds in NSW

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PRESS RELEASE: By ANIMALS AUSTRALIA On JUL 7, 2016

Historic day for greyhounds in NSW

This is a historic day in Australia. Animals Australia commends the Baird government for its decision to end greyhound racing in New South Wales.

Bringing the horrors of live baiting to light took extraordinary courage by Animals Australia's investigators. We are proud that our investigation lifted the lid on systemic cruelty that had been perpetrated against animals for decades by the greyhound industry.

Animal abuse is rife throughout the greyhound industry; not only through the appalling practice of live baiting, but also through putting to death thousands of healthy dogs every year.

"This is an industry that has an inherent cultural acceptance of cruelty. Were inquiries like the one in NSW to be held in the other states, they would come to the same conclusion," said Animals Australia Chief Investigator Lyn White.

"It's a brave decision but a right decision. We hope that other state governments will follow suit," she said.

Available for interview:
Shatha Hamade
Lisa Chalk

Media contact:
Lisa Zilberpriver — 0447 011 409

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