Commenting on reports that Greyhound Racing NSW has charged 179 trainers and owners for allegedly exporting dogs to Macau, Greens spokesperson for animal welfare Senator Lee Rhiannon said:
"The sheer scale of the number of trainers involved shows that this systemic abuse of the rules cant be fixed. This industry needs to be shut down.
"The ‘Canidrome" in Macau is a hell for dogs, with a 100% euthanasia rate. The fact that trainers have been exporting dogs despite a ban and perhaps even whilst the special commission of inquiry is investigating the industry is appalling.
"The Special Commission of Inquiry will hand down its recommendations soon. The community will accept nothing less than an end to the greyhound racing industry.
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