Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee

Greyhound welfare Sub-committee

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Scope of the inquiry

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has established a sub-committee to conduct a short inquiry into the welfare of racing greyhounds.

With over £2.5 billion pounds wagered on racing each year there is significant interest in how this self-regulated industry ensures animal welfare. The Committee wishes to inquire into the current state of greyhound racing, and reflect on whether the right balance is being struck between maintaining a successful industry and protecting greyhound welfare, especially in their post-racing life.

The sub-committee’s findings on the subject will be reported to the main Committee and will contribute to an ongoing Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs consultation to review the effectiveness of existing regulations.

Latest evidence

  • 08 Dec 2015 - Greyhound welfare - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF323 KB) HC 478 | Published 15 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Barry Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, and Tom Kelly, Chairman, Greyhound Board of Great Britain, Dominic Ford, Chairman, Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service, and John Curran, Director, Racecourse Promoters Association; George Eustice MP, Minister of State, and Sue Ellis, Deputy Director and Head of the Animal Welfare Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (at 3.15pm).

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