SIGN PETITION: STOP NEW TRACK in Queensland – Australia
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It’s bad enough that there are 64 dog tracks in Australia, but now another one is in the works.
In October 2019, the Queensland government announced its support for the return of dog racing to Ipswich and a new $39 million dollar facility.
Construction is expected to start in 2022 with inaugural races to be held by the end of 2023.
Australian greyhound advocates led by Animal Liberation Queensland, Friends of the Hound and the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds are fighting back!
You can help by signing a new petition to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk now.
Sixty-nine dogs were killed and more than 1,200 injured at Qld’s six tracks in 2019.
Four-year-old Indiana Princess was the first to die in 2020.
She broke her leg and was destroyed on New Year’s Day.
Indiana Princess broke her leg during this catastrophic collision
Greyhounds in Australia are under constant threat.
An internal report revealed that the industry is responsible for the deaths of as many as 17,000 healthy greyhounds each year.
The “Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry,” known as the McHugh Report, found that at least 50% of greyhound puppies whelped were deliberately killed because they were not fast enough.
A new track will only grow this cruel market and put greater pressures on underfunded, volunteer rescue organizations.
Please help spare the lives of greyhounds Down Under and sign our new petition today.
Jeroen van Kernebeek
GREY2K USA Worldwide
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