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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Some serious new tricks needed for old dogs

ANSW problem of banning greyhound racing is about to land on our doorstep.The wider problem is the ability of anindustry to self-regulate over animal welfare. Itall exploded last year with the problem of live baiting. While a separate welfare issue, the uproar at the cruelty it involved and the failure for the industry to prohibit or in many cases even stem a deplorable practice led to widespread condemnation. The government retribution for the failures was swift, charges were laid and the whole industry teetered.
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While there is always an underlying ethical problem lies with any government that accepts a large slice of the revenue from an industry that either wilfully or negligently allows destructive outcomes, the differingapproach of various States isinteresting.

The NSW Baird government seems to have despaired of any reform and decided to ban the industry outright. Victoria on the other hand has said it remains confident regulation is key. The opening of a new kennel at Mt Mercer to house 50 unwanted dogs by the industry is a noble enough gesture but it does highlight how considerable an issue potentially liesin an industrythat breeds dogs for racingbut ends up with a lot of dogs that can’t perform. Many animal activists, and I am referring more to the grassroots dog lovers who are active in saving animals as distinct from political lobbyists, are already reporting that there are just too many dogs to have them all adopted by caring homes. Our pounds are already filled with dogs of all breeds, not to mention other unwanted pets. As such the declaration by the Victoria government ofa reduction in breeding numbers by thirty percent is also anencouraging step.

The efficacy of races for old dogs, while caring enough, may not be so successful given the industry is ultimately driven by competition and gambling.

But just around the corner, or rather across the river, is a far bigger problem. There is no fundamental law prohibiting the exchange or migration of dogs across borders and the grave danger is as the NSW industry as it implodes will seek to ship its competitiveand particularly its younger dogs to places where they can run and earn. The temptation for Victorian trainers orbreeders to ditch its older and underperforming dogs in favour of this new blood, may be too strong for some. The problem again arises what is to become of all the unwanted dogs. This is a welfare issue that is far from over.

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