Join us in peaceful protest outside the Silver Collar Greyhound Race, Sunday 12 June, 1-2pm at the Manukau Sports Bowl. This race is described by the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club as a ‘gruelling’ and ‘stamina-sapping affair,’ raced over an ‘extreme’ 779 meters, which is twice as long as a typical race. For the dogs that reach the finals, it’s the equivalent of a human running back-to-back marathons on consecutive weekends.
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This cruel event is held at Auckland Council’s Manukau Sports Bowl, where the Auckland Greyhound Racing Club has a track.The Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board has decision making powers over the Sports Bowl, and we’re calling on them not to renew the Club’s lease when it comes up for renewal in December.
There’s plenty of better sporting options that would benefit the youth, families and community of Manukau, that don’t involve animal cruelty and gambling. Major systemic issues in the greyhound racing industry in Aotearoa continue to be exposed, and the Minister for Racing Grant Robertson has said that the industry is “on notice” for the remainder of 2022.
We’re calling on the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board to be leaders in their community by saying no to animal cruelty and gambling in their local board area.
Join us on 12 June to oppose the cruel Silver Collar Race and to stand united for a ban on greyhound racing. Direct Animal Action will supply all placards and banners – so just bring yourselves and some friends! Masks are optional but welcome. Dogs allowed but on-leash please. We will be standing next to a very busy main road.