Greyhound racing in Australia is a sport and regular gambling activity. In 2015, there were more than 300,000 greyhounds in 40,000 races in Australia. A$4 billion a year is gambled on the results.
Does greyhound racing still exist in Australia?
With Australians demanding an end to this cruel ‘sport’, a ban in the ACT was a big win for dogs and for people power. But now it’s time for governments in other states to follow their lead. While greyhound racing continues anywhere in Australia dogs are still under threat.
Is it still legal to race greyhounds?
Dog racing is illegal
Those states are Oregon, Connecticut, Kansas, Wisconsin and Alabama. In just four states, pari-mutuel dog racing remains legal and operational. These states are West Virginia, Arkansas, Iowa and Texas.
Which dog is the fastest?
What states allow greyhound racing?
Today, the only states that still allow greyhound racing and have active tracks are Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia. There are four states that do not have active racetracks, but still have laws legalizing greyhound racing. Those states are Wisconsin, Connecticut, Kansas, and Oregon.