Consultation outcome

Reviewing the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010

This consultation has concluded

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Summary of responses

Detail of outcome

We received 1224 responses to this consultation. Defra will use these responses, with other findings, to produce a final review document. The review document sets out how well the regulations have worked, if they are still needed, and if any further action is needed.

Original consultation


Seeking views on the initial findings of the review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010.

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Consultation description

We are reviewing the effectiveness of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010:

  • how well have they achieved their original objectives?
  • are the objectives and scope still valid?
  • and if so, is regulation still the best option for achieving those objectives?

We have already gathered wide-ranging evidence and now want to hear your views on these initial findings. We also want to know what you think about some of the proposed options for further action to address the issues raised.

This consultation is an opportunity for anyone to comment on the findings, options and submit further evidence. We are not considering whether greyhound racing should be banned.

Published 6 November 2015
Last updated 15 September 2016 + show all updates
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