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Mayor backs call to end greyhound racing

By ALLISON HORE Lord Mayor Clover Moore is backing calls for greyhound racing to end at Wentworth Park in Sydney’s inner city. On Monday night the City of Sydney council voted eight to two in favour of a motion proposed by independent councillor Philip Thalis to “return Wentworth Park to the public”.  Mr. Thalis told […]

Greyhound racing in the firing line

LEXY AKILLAS A petition opposing the greyhound racing industry has gained significant momentum across Sydney. Ultimo resident Eva Deli, who started the petition, has gathered almost 1500 signatures and the attention of a number of different animal rights groups. “I started this petition because I thought that if Australians knew about what was going on […]

The Dapto Chaser

The greyhound racing industry has had a bad rap in the Australian media recently, with views that go so far as to cry injustice and animal cruelty, through to families who argue that their lives could be turned upside down if the industry were to shut down. Cue Mary Rachel Brown’s big-hearted theatre show: The Dapto Chaser. You can laugh along at […]

Residents’ Wentworth Park worries

By Joe Bourke   Speculation is mounting over the future of Wentworth Park as the inquiry into Greyhound Racing NSW heats up and the inner city property market booms. The nearby Bays Precinct is set to house 16,000 new residents and last weekend the Minister for Housing Brad Hazzard announced a $170 million development of […]

City slickers race for a greyhound

Retired racing greyhounds are capturing the hearts of inner city dog lovers. Burdened by a lack of space, locals are increasingly looking to the svelte, tidy and surprisingly low-maintenance breed. Sydneysiders adopted more than 70 greyhounds last year through Greyhound Rescue alone, a re-homing organisation in NSW. Content with only a quick zoom around the […]