GRNSW reminds participants about their obligations which arise prior to being permitted to export a greyhound registered with GRNSW or equivalent controlling body in Australia or New Zealand.
Rule 124 of the GRNSW Greyhound Racing Rules (Rules) provides that any person intending to export a greyhound from Australia to any other country (excluding New Zealand) must, prior to meeting the quarantine and inspection service requirements of the relevant country, obtain a greyhound passport and certified pedigree issued by Greyhounds Australasia.
Since 2013, Greyhounds Australasia has suspended consideration of passport applications where the proposed export destination is Macau, due to that jurisdiction not being compliant with Australian animal welfare standards.
GRNSW is investigating allegations that some relevant greyhounds have been exported from NSW without the necessary approvals being obtained.
Any person found to have exported a relevant greyhound to an international jurisdiction (excluding New Zealand) without having satisfied the requirements of the Rules will be in breach of the Rules and risks serious penalties including potential fines and suspension or disqualification from greyhound racing.
Anyone who may have information about the exportation of greyhounds encouraged to contact the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Hotline on 1800 680 174 or www.greyhoundwelfare.com.au to ensure the matter can be fully investigated and individuals found to have breached the Rules are held to account.
To download a Greyhound Passport Application from Greyhounds Australasia, click here.