GOVERNMENT CONFIDENCE IN GREYHOUND RACING VICTORIA MISGUIDED

Greens MP for Prahran Sam Hibbins says the Victorian Government’s confidence in GRV to self-regulate is misguided and called on the Minister for Racing to establish an independent regulatory body.

“It is obvious that self-regulation within this industry has failed,” Mr Hibbins said.

“Greyhound Racing Victoria was unable to detect, prevent or stop the outrageous practice of live-baiting, yet has been rewarded with a $3 million cash injection.

“The Government’s response to this sickening practice has been completely inadequate. It is time the Minister for Racing got serious by sacking the Greyhound Racing Victoria board and establishing an independent regulatory body for animal welfare,” Mr Hibbins said.

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