In October 2019 the Queensland government announced its support for a new $39 million greyhound racing track at Ipswich - the Greater Brisbane Greyhound Centre. Construction is expected to start in 2022 with first races to be held by the end of 2023 if this track goes ahead.
We have been at the forefront of exposing the cruelty of the greyhound racing for several years.
In 2014 we fought with the local community and allies to stop the proposed track at Slacks Creek, Logan. And we won! The site is now being developed as a PCYC where children and the local community can benefit.
In 2015, together with Animals Australia, we exposed the horrors of live baiting to the nation. This ground-breaking exposé triggered a huge response from the public as well as the government with inquiries launched in almost every state and territory and calls for the industry to be banned.
Despite the cruel training methods, the high rate of "wastage" (overbreeding and killing of healthy greyhounds), the high number of racing injuries and deaths (65 greyhounds killed due to race injuries in 2019), the industry and government are pushing ahead with a new track without even consulting with Queenslanders or the local Ipswich community. Read more about greyhound racing here.
We held a successful first public rally against the new track on 16th February. Please follow us on social media, or sign up for email updates to be kept up to date on next steps.
1. Contact your state MP today to voice your opposition to this new track. Please use your own words for maximum effect, but you can use the template below as a guide.
2. Sign the Change.org petition.
3. Sign up for next steps (select 'Greyhound Action List' check box) and follow us on Facebook.
4. Grey2K USA Worldwide petition to the Premier.
5. Donate to support the campaign.
And if you live in the local Ipswich area, we'd love to hear from you and make sure we keep you in the loop regarding council elections, local community meetings and other actions you can take. Please make sure your local councillor delegates are aware of your concerns.