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Correction: Deceased Greyhound List

Andrea Dawkins

Andrea Dawkins  -  Thursday, 18 August 2016

Tags: Animal Welfare, Greyhound Racing

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson

It is wonderful news that the greyhound, Wee Fire, is alive and well.

The information that one less dog has died at the hands of this industry is the great news for an animal welfare advocate to receive.

Our incorrect listing of Wee Fire as a deceased greyhound was unintended, and I will correct the Parliamentary record this evening. We apologise unreservedly to Wee Fire's owner and trainer for our mistake.

Getting information about greyhounds who have died or are missing is challenging. It's unfortunate we are forced to rely on the information compiled by animal welfare activists.

The greyhound racing industry is under a cloud because of its cruel nature and a lack of transparency.  

I have requested information on dead and injured greyhounds through Right to Information disclosure and am yet to receive a response.