New South Wales reverses greyhound racing ban
The government of the Australian state of New South Wales has reversed plans to ban greyhound racing.
The ban was due to be imposed after an inquiry found overwhelming evidence of animal cruelty, including mass killings and the use of live bait in training.
State Premier Mike Baird said he had “underestimated” the desire to give the greyhound industry “one last chance”.
“We got it wrong – I got it wrong, cabinet got it wrong, the government got it wrong,” he said.
The ban, which was due to be introduced last year, was criticised by the industry as too extreme a reaction.
When has Australia ever done anything to improve the welfare of animals ? – live exports and the rest.
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