Kōrero: Animal welfare and rights

An ex-racing greyhound

An ex-racing greyhound

The greatest concern of the Greyhound Protection League of New Zealand is what happens to racing greyhounds like Paige (pictured) once they are no longer making money for their owners. When this photograph was taken, Paige was being kennelled with 17 other ex-racing greyhounds at the property of two former licensed trainers. On investigating, the SPCA negotiated the handover of all 18 dogs in exchange for immunity from prosecution on animal neglect charges. Five dogs were euthanised on site that day, and more in the days following. It is unknown what happened to Paige.

Using this item

Greyhound Protection League

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Animal welfare and rights - New organisations and coalitions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41789/an-ex-racing-greyhound (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 1 Jul 2017