Protest against greyhound racing

Protesters at the rally.
Picture: K Love
Protesters at the rally. Picture: K Love

Kings Square was one of 11 locations around Australia where people gathered alongside animal welfare groups and politicians to protest at the treatment of greyhounds within the racing industry and to call for all greyhound racing to be stopped.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds founder Eleonora Gullone said the event was significant in uniting special interest groups and other animal welfare organisations with everyday animal lovers.

“It is clear that Australians want to see an end to the excessive sacrifice of life, with up to 17,000 dogs being killed each year by this archaic industry,” she said.

“Finding fast dogs is a numbers game that involves excessive breeding as a necessity, with no regard for the wastage of healthy greyhounds that this generates.”