Renewed calls to end greyhound racing

By Aroha Tahau

Animal welfare groups are again calling for an end to greyhound racing.

This follows the death of three greyhounds in two days at racing events - one for a dislocated leg, another for a fractured hock and the third for a fractured leg after colliding with a fence.

Executive Director of SAFE, Hans Kriek says each racing season thousands of greyhound dogs are killed because of race-related injuries and other factors.

He says, to put a dent in the industry the gambling aspect of the racing needs to end, as greyhound racing isn't about the animals it is only about gambling and making money.

- Newstalk ZB

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