In a disturbing statistic, up to 17,000 dogs are believed to have been killed every year in Australia’s greyhound racing industry, simply because they were deemed not fit to race.

The figure was revealed in a “strictly confidential document” released at an inquiry into the state of New South Wales’ greyhound racing industry on Monday

The document presented at the inquiry is an internal memo from Greyhound Australasia, one of the industry’s governing bodies. “This industry is responsible for the unnecessary deaths of anywhere between 13,000 and 17,000 healthy greyhounds a year,” the document stated Read more…

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Thousands of greyhound dogs killed annually in Australia