Dog welfare experts have produced a ground-breaking new code of practice which they hope could transform the welfare of racing greyhounds in Wales.

Members of the Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) have today announced the launch of a new voluntary code of practice, which it hopes the industry will adopt to meet the needs of greyhounds used for racing.

The code includes up-to-date science and key steps which racing track operators should take to meet the needs of competing greyhounds.

It was developed by an AWNW working group, chaired by Greyhound Rescue Wales’ Alain Thomas, following a request for action from the Welsh Government. Dr Nicola Rooney and Dr Samantha Gaines, the RSPCA’s
head of companion animals, co-authored the code.

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