Tasracing has welcomed the release of the report prepared by the Joint Select Committee on Greyhound Racing in Tasmania.
Interim chief executive officer Mark Tarring said the company would now take the time to properly review and digest its content before commenting specifically on the report.
“But, broadly speaking Tasracing supports any initiatives or recommendations that improve animal welfare outcomes for greyhounds in Tasmania,” he said.
“We have previously stated that we want to see an industry where every greyhound has every opportunity to enjoy a fulfilling life after racing.”
Mr Tarring said the Tasmanian industry had already benefited from a number of reforms over the past five years, with animal welfare issues a “top of mind” consideration.
“These include the abolition of breeding incentives, the introduction of strict guidelines for breeding females and mandatory education units for licensed participants,” he said.
“Tasracing has also introduced masters racing for older greyhounds and pathways racing for greyhounds of all abilities.”
Mr Tarring said Tasracing and the Tasmanian greyhound racing industry had already committed to fully rehoming all racing greyhounds by 1 July 2019.
“The Greyhound Adoption Program and the greyhound industry fully endorse the principles set down by the RSPCA’s euthanasia policy,” he said.