New South Wales to reverse greyhound racing ban

The NSW Premier believes the majority of the community wants the industry to have a second chance.

Australia.- The New South Wales Cabinet ministers signed off on a plan to reverse the greyhound racing ban. The ministers signed a new policy that allows fewer races, tracks and a suite of tougher animal welfare measures.

Despite suggestions that a majority of people supported the ban, New South Wales (NSW) Premier Mike Baird said that the community wanted the industry to have a second chance. “It’s clear in hindsight as we reflect on this we got it wrong, I got it wrong, the Cabinet got it wrong, the Government got it wrong,” he said.

The Government proposal will place tough penalties with an emphasis on animal welfare. No new tax dollars will be given for track upgrades, and the industry will fund this by selling some tracks.