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RSPCA ACT Congratulates NSW Government for Greyhound Racing Ban

RSPCA ACT wishes to congratulate the NSW Government for passing legislation late last night with a 49 to 30 vote to ban greyhound racing in NSW. While the ACT Government was unable to prepare similar legislation prior to the coming caretaker period, there is no doubt that the NSW decision will impact the greyhound racing industry in the ACT. RSPCA ACT CEO Tammy Ven Dange stated, "With the new legislation prohibiting racing and training in NSW, we believe that this will have a considerable impact on greyhound racing in the ACT as our estimates believe that about 93% of all participants are inde

RSPCA ACT Disappointed in Canberra Liberals stance on Greyhound Racing Ban

Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has stated that the Canberra Liberals would not ban Greyhound Racing in the ACT without an independent inquiry. This announcement comes despite evidence presented by RSPCA ACT to the government showing that over 90% of trainers are NSW based with links to the live baiting scandal amongst other animal welfare concerns. RSPCA ACT CEO Tammy Ven Dange expressed her frustration, "It's really disappointing to see the Canberra Liberals take such a stance for greyhound racing. Such a review will only delay the inevitable as I'm confident it will support the evidence we
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