The Million Dollar Disgrace

Today in Parliament Abigail gave notice of a motion calling on the NSW Government to cease endorsement of the Million Dollar Race, public subsidisation and gambling industry.

Abigail said:

I give notice that on the next sitting day I will move:

(1) That this House notes that:

(a)   the world’s richest greyhound race, the Million Dollar Chase, will take place at Wentworth Park on Friday 13 October this year, 

(b)    Wentworth Park has already been the sight of track deaths of two greyhounds in 2023 and each year it is one of the leading sites for greyhound injuries and deaths in the country,

(c)    communities are being asked to foot the bill for cruelty, with the Government funding the million dollar prize from public money,

(d)   this prize money, and the millions in taxpayer dollars poured into the greyhound racing industry each year, does not contribute to caring for the welfare of greyhounds, rehoming efforts or ending disappearances, 

(e) the sustainability of the greyhound racing industry is based on gambling profits, and

(f)  the public subsidisation of racing allows the continuation of a dying industry and incentivises cruelty which results in the disappearance of retired greyhounds every year. 

(2)   That this House calls on the NSW Government to no longer endorse the Million Dollar Chase, end the public subsidisation of the greyhound racing industry and cease the endorsement of the gambling industry. 

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