The AJP Victoria Submission to the Customs Legislation Amendment (Commercial Greyhound Export and Import Prohibition) Bill 2021" is now available here is now available here.
In 2021, Senator Mehreen Faruqi introduced the ‘Customs Legislation Amendment (Commercial Greyhound Export and Import Prohibition) Bill 2021’.
This legislation was proposed to ban the export and import of greyhounds to and from Australia for commercial purposes, including breeding and racing.
The Federal Senate is now holding an inquiry into whether it is viable to amend the ‘Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958’ and ‘Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956’ to prohibit the export and import of greyhounds for racing, breeding and commercial purposes. The ban also includes a prohibition on the export or import of breeding material such as semen.
The Animal Justice Party contributed a 13-page submission to this consultation and made 1 recommendation.
Our Submission Conclusion
The public of Australia are overwhelmingly against the export of live animals overseas. It is an egregious industry causing unspeakable suffering to literally millions of animals of different species. And Australians possibly care about dogs more than any other animal.
Sending greyhounds overseas to endure unspeakable suffering and premature death is just not acceptable. How have various governments got away with this for so long?
It is time for us to end the situation where the dollar is more important than animal lives. Anthony Albanese, we call on you to implement a ban on greyhound export.
That the Senate pass the bill in full.
You can download and read our full submission below.