News and Updates / 28 August 2018: Media update

The Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission has been investigating rumours relating to the use of an animal or part of an animal in training greyhounds on a private property in NSW. The Commission will not comment further on this investigation at this time as it is ongoing.

It is the responsibility of every member of the community and organisations, who have information or evidence relating to potential wrongdoing or offences to come forward immediately. This is essential to prevent harm and enable the Commission to pursue all possible lines of inquiry to support ongoing investigations.

The Commission reminds anyone who witnesses or records behaviour that constitutes a breach of the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 or the rules of racing, that they could be penalised for not reporting that information.

As importantly, individuals who deliberately withhold evidence may be contributing to further harm and wrongdoing in relation to the welfare of animals.

The Commission takes all allegations of wrong doing seriously and will respond with the full force of the law if these (or any other) allegations are substantiated.

Anyone with concerns relating to greyhound racing in NSW should contact the Customer Service Hotline 1800 951 755 or report the concern online via www.gwic.nsw.gov.au/whispli