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Greyhound welfare
MPs support calls to improve the welfare of racing greyhounds

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ANIMAL welfare organisations and MPs came together last week to call on the Government to improve the welfare of racing greyhounds in the UK.

Nineteen MPs attended a drop-in session at the House of Commons on January 17, hosted by Angela Smith, the Labour MP for Penistone and Stockbridge and a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee, which conducted an inquiry into racing greyhound welfare last year (VR, March 5, 2016, vol 178, p 228). Also in attendance were representatives of the welfare organisations belonging to the Greyhound Forum, who told MPs of their disappointment over a lack of action to amend the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010. A postimplementation …

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