Greens condemn horrific Million Dollar Chase

Today Abigail gave notice of a motion condemning the Coalition for their refusal to shut down the cruel greyhound racing industry.

Abigail said: 

(1) That this House notes that the ‘TAB Million Dollar Chase’, a greyhound race which awards a $1 million prize to the owner of the race winner, took place at Wentworth Park on Saturday 7 May 2022.

(2) That this House notes that according to Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission Stewards’ Reports, at the greyhound racing meet at Wentworth Park on 7 May 2022:

(a) Kooringa Lucy’s left hip support was injured,

(b) a toe on Ritza Gloria’s left hind foot was injured,

(c) Castle Warrior’s right radius and ulna were fractured,

(d) two of Modern Talking’s right fore toes were fractured, and

(e) one of Zipping Pearson’s right fore toes was injured.

(3) That this House notes that according to Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission Stewards’ Reports, the following racing greyhounds were injured during ‘Million Dollar Chase’ qualifying
races:

(a) Bounce Back, whose off-side hock was fractured on 31 March at Gunnedah,

(b) Cowgirl Ethics, whose near-side fore received a spike wound on 31 March at Dapto,

(c) Mowski Bella, whose off-side hind toe was lacerated on 1 April at Goulburn,

(d) Due West, who experienced near-side pectineus soreness and soreness in both hind quarters on 1 April at Goulburn,

(e) No Leads, whose off-side hind toe was dislocated and who experienced a chest laceration on 7 April at Dubbo,

(f) Mount Hope, whose off-side back muscle was injured on 7 April at Dubbo,

(g) Rico’s Goddess, who experienced near-side neck pain and soreness to both pin muscles on 7 April at Gunnedah,

(h) Yeah Easy, whose off-side hind leg was grazed on 8 April at Wagga Wagga,

(i) Nando Dreamer, who received an off-side hip strain on 9 April at Grafton,

(j) Harper’s Boy, whose near hind toe was lacerated on 9 April at The Gardens,

(k) Tom’s Express, whose near-side hind toes’ webbing split on 10 April at Temora,

(l) Springview Magic, whose near-side back muscle dropped on 11 April at Bathurst,

(m) Our Mechanic, whose near-side hock was strained on 12 April at Gosford,

(n) Impress Dressel, who experienced left hip and right shoulder soreness on 23 April at Wentworth Park, and

(o) Pike, whose left groin was injured on 29 April at Wentworth Park.

(4) That this House notes that between 1 January 2022 and 9 May 2022, a total of 1,172 injuries occurred during greyhound races in NSW.

(5) That this House notes that between 1 January 2022 and 7 May 2022, 15 greyhounds were killed during greyhound races or euthanised by on-track veterinarians in New South Wales, including:

(a) Foghorn Mandy, whose off-side hock was fractured on 20 January at Temora and was subsequently euthanised,

(b) Zoom Hilda, whose near-side fore was fractured on 2 February at Taree and was subsequently euthanised,

(c) Kiss Kiss, whose off-side radius and ulna were fractured on 15 February at Gosford and was subsequently euthanised,

(d) Bide Your Time, whose off-side tibia was fractured on 18 February at Wentworth Park and was subsequently euthanised,

(e) Irinka Susan, whose near-side front leg proximal humerus was fractured on 23 February at Dubbo and was subsequently euthanised,

(f) Big Tac, whose near-side foreleg was fractured on 3 March at Gunnedah and was subsequently euthanised,

(g) Vera, whose off-side radius ulna was fractured on 5 March at Wentworth Park and was subsequently euthanised,

(h) Swift Sharkey, whose off-side scapula was fractured on 13 March at Coonamble and was subsequently euthanised,

(i) Black Eyeliner, whose near-side foreleg was fractured on 8 April at Gosford and was subsequently euthanised,

(j) Snoozy Sioux, whose off-side humerus was fractured on 8 April at Gosford and was subsequently euthanised,

(k) Hypergolic, whose ulna, radius and carpal were fractured on 10 April at Temora and was subsequently euthanised,

(l) Sketchy Huntsman, whose off-side hock was fractured on 22 April at The Gardens and was subsequently euthanised,

(m) Hibiscus Moon, whose thoracic spine and off-side radius and ulna were fractured on 27 April at Wentworth Park and was subsequently euthanised, 

(n) Polar Express, whose skull and cervical spine were fractured on 1 May at the Richmond Straight Track and whose injuries were fatal, and

(o) My Girl Sonny, whose off-side hock was fractured on 6 May at The Gardens and was subsequently euthanised.

(6) That this House condemns the NSW Government for their continued support of an industry that kills and injures so many dogs for entertainment and gambling profits. 

(7) That this House calls on the NSW Government to ban greyhound racing in NSW.

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