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Gambling Profits Are Crippling, Potentially Killing Dogs

Six dogs have suffered broken legs at New Zealand
greyhound races in the past two weeks. On Sunday, in a video
broadcast by the TAB, in Race 3 at Auckland, greyhound All
Day Long suffered a harrowing fall and broken leg. On the
same day, at the same track, Spring Timmie, suffered a
broken leg.

This year alone, seven greyhounds have
died and over 270 injuries have been sustained at races in
New Zealand.

SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said, “As long as
there is greyhound racing in New Zealand, dogs will continue
to suffer.”

Earlier this week, Kiwibank announced that
it is offering a block on online gambling transactions to
help customers curb addiction.

“We are seeing
leadership from private industry who are taking action to
condemn the ills of gambling,” said Ashton. “This is an
industry that hurts animals and people.”

A petition,
supported by SAFE, calling for a ban on commercial greyhound
racing was launched by Greyhound Protection League of New
Zealand in September 2020. So far it has been signed by
26,420 people.

“No ‘athlete’ is expected to die
for their sport,” said Ashton. “It’s time for this gross
abuse of dogs to

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