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Greens Call for Ban on Greyhound Racing in WA

20th July 2016

 

Hon Lynn MacLaren Greens MLC will call for an end to greyhound racing in Western Australia at the Perth ‘March for the Murdered Million’ this Sunday.

“WA must act now in response to the overwhelming evidence that has led NSW and ACT to ban greyhound racing because of systemic cruelty. Senseless deaths and injuries are unacceptable to all Australians, not just those in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territories,” said the Greens spokesperson for Animals.

“While some details are shrouded in secrecy, the Minister has admitted that In Western Australia at least 800 dogs were euthanised in the past two years,” she said.

Ms MacLaren will join other animal rights speakers at the protest at Wilson Park, near South Beach, South Fremantle – a national and international event that will see protests in all Australian States and in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand in solidarity with the call to ban greyhound racing.  

“I will call for the Minister for Racing and Gaming in the Barnett Government to ban greyhound racing in Western Australia.”

“The NSW independent inquiry uncovered the ghastly truth about greyhound racing. It’s clear that the ‘social license’ enjoyed by the industry no longer exists. The truth about the mass ‘wastage’ (a polite euphemism for the euthanasia of tens of thousands of greyhounds), horrific track injuries resulting in euthanasia, questions about lack of veterinary treatment, doping and other cruel practices, such as live baiting, were revealed to be systemic,” Ms MacLaren said.

What: March for the Murdered Million                                 Speakers:  Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC

Where:  Wilson Park, South Fremantle                                                 Dr Jennifer Hood, Sentient

When: Sunday July 24th 11.00am – 1.30pm                                        Alicia Sutton, AJP

                                                                                                            Free the Hounds spokesperson

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Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC - Member for South Metropolitan Region (2009-2017)
Legislative Council, Parliament of Western Australia