QT readers say no to greyhound racing ban
AN OVERWHELMING majority of people have supported a call for the New South Wales blanket ban on greyhound racing to be extended across the country.
More than 22,000 people responded to an ABC Lateline poll asking whether the ban should be Australia-wide, with 82% believing other states and territories should follow NSW’s lead.
Many respondents to the Facebook poll were calling for horse racing to be outlawed as well.
What do you think about this? Here’s what you said on Facebook:
Annette Rawlings – 82% of an ABC poll! They possibly did what all telemarketers do, rang during dinner and people answered the phone with a “yes” instead of “hello”.
Adam Clay – ABC survey, enough said, makes this article complete nonsense.
Yvonne Vollbrecht – What a load of crock, obviously got figures from the same place Baird did. False as usual.
David Bowles – What a crock... A few bad eggs shouldn’t make the whole industry suffer... The world is getting overrun by idiots.
Josh Beckett – It should not be banned.
Regan Bow – I don’t agree with the ban. Just ban on live animal baiting. You’re talking about people’s livelihoods!
Caroline Bucknall – If any animals are mistreated, then absolutely.
Jaymie Johnson – What about riding a horse, that is not natural. They are trained using crops etc, so why won’t they ban that? The money it makes, that’s why. All aninal racing has issues, get rid of the idiots doing it and not the race.
Clare Ninness – I don’t agree with live baiting but what is going to happen to all the greyhounds that were in racing? Are they all going to be put down because some people would have no use for them anymore?
Samantha Dick – I don’t know enough about the industry to make such a judgment call! The only information on this kind of activity/lifestyle/career I’ve been fed by the media is negative. I’d like to find out more.
These kinds of blanket statement/movements are why we have so many people whom fear Muslims. If anyone has information they can link us to regarding the overall topic and not just the negative stuff then I guess I would be more inclined to make a decision.