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Economist’s review of the IER Report

Economist’s review of the IER Report

We posted about the misleading RWWA funded IER report on greyhound racing in WA. Economist Sebastian Broadhurst reviewed the report and found that the WA IER racing industry report presents a series of misleading assertions and faulty analysis that...

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Economic misinformation fuels the WA Greyhound Industry

Economic misinformation fuels the WA Greyhound Industry

​Generous taxpayer subsidies and a close relationship with Australia’s last state-owned betting Agency allows Western Australia’s greyhound racing industry to persist. This is despite declining popularity and mounting community outrage over animal...

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Life Saving Injury Scheme Scrapped

Life Saving Injury Scheme Scrapped

In 2019, in a bid to curb the number of greyhound deaths associated with greyhound racing in Western Australia, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) introduced a scheme to provide financial contributions towards the surgical repair and...

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Incentivised Overbreeding

Incentivised Overbreeding

The oversupply of greyhounds in Australia has been a significant problem in the greyhound racing industry for many years, resulting in high euthanasia rates and, in the worst case, dogs going ‘missing’. The purpose of greyhound racing is to...

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Cannington racetrack receives ominous recognition.

Cannington racetrack receives ominous recognition.

Cannington has earned second place nationally for track-related injuries for racing greyhounds in 2021, according to the report released on Thursday February 24, 2022 by Coalition for Protection of Greyhounds“ CPG Lethal Tracks. Cannington...

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Do our Statistics hold up?

Do our Statistics hold up?

Have you heard our recent radio ads on Nova 93.7 this week? Are you curious about the figures we mention in the ads? We've broken it down for you: Approximately 40% of greyhounds are injured every year on WA tracks On its We Are Animal People...

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How Hot is too Hot

How Hot is too Hot

During the recent heatwaves of December and January, Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) allowed greyhound racing to continue despite record temperatures here in Perth. According to the RWWA Hot Weather Policy a venue will be declared ‘hot weather...

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Free the Snoot: Max’s Story

With the success of the Free the Snoot campaign, we felt it was important to showcase stories of responsible pet ownership - thank you to Max's parents for sharing: This is Max, an 8 year old rescue greyhound who found his forever home in 2020. Max...

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