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These dogs will only be seen as expendable commodities to a large part of the population that is already in financial difficulties, families have already been torn apart by gambling, and will be encouraged by the idea that they will profit from breeding and racing greyhounds, adding to an already overburdened welfare department.
Dog racing is made out to be a growing and prosperous industry overseas but there is evidence that dog racing is struggling to survive in developed countries, even though it has been a part of their society for many years, and even these countries cannot guarantee homes for retired dogs.
Considering this and the added burden that would be put on animal welfare organisations, the money that would be needed from the Government to cope with this added burden, it is inexplicable how they can even consider legalising greyhound racing.
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