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Land asset grab or animal welfare?

In an alarming and gutless Facebook announcement the Baird Government shocked the state of NSW by initially declaring their intention to shut down our greyhound racing industry by July 2017. A pronouncement was made without first consulting the industry or raising the matter in a genuine all party Parliamentary hearing to scrutinise Justice Michael McHugh’s report that contained 80 recommendations, seventy-nine of which did not include ceasing the industry. The matter was not properly ventilated by those whose job it is to fully appreciate issues. Rather, the ABC and minority social justice warriors led the way. They thought that