Greens Spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, has reacted to Million Dollar Chase “consolation winner” Nangar Jack testing positive for EPO.
“This incident confirms that greyhound racing has not and cannot clean up its act. The trainer should be punished and banned, but this is not remotely an isolated incident. To protect greyhounds, this cruel industry must be shut down once and for all.
“This race is nothing but a million dollar farce with Government funding propping up a failing, abusive industry.
“Our analysis shows that in the three months to June this year there were 26 investigations, including drugging of greyhounds, some with arsenic, unauthorised export of greyhounds, extreme animal cruelty and live baiting.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that thousands of dogs have died and been seriously injured since the Labor, Liberal and National parties combined to overturn the ban on greyhound racing.
“Greyhound racing must be shut down,” she concluded.