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What is the legal situation?

  • It is offence to cause unnecessary suffering to any animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.  Anyone in charge of an animal has to look after the animal’s welfare, ensure its needs are met and that it does not suffer.
  • The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations (2010) is secondary legislation under the Animal Welfare Act.  The Regulations permit racing which by its very nature means dogs are put at risk. 
  • The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations (2010)  cover only on-track welfare and are insufficient.

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