Ban greyhound racing – Petition of the Year 2023

Published 13/06/2023   |   Last Updated 30/06/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

A petition to ban greyhound racing in Wales.

“Greyhound racing is inherently cruel and greyhounds have little legal protection. It is already banned in 41 US states.” – Hope Rescue, Petitioner.

The petition raised awareness of:

  • Wales has one independent greyhound racing track, with plans for it to become a Greyhound Board of Great Britain track, increasing the number of races per week.
  • Since 2018, Hope Rescue and their rescue partners have taken in almost 200 surplus greyhounds, 40 of which sustained injuries.

What happened? 

  • The Committee heard evidence from greyhound welfare charities and those currently involved with greyhound racing. The welfare of greyhounds was central to the Committee’s considerations.
  • Petition was debated in the Senedd.
  • Welsh Government have committed to asking the public whether greyhound racing should be banned.


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