A vigil for the victims of the greyhound racing industry will be held at Martin Place at midday, Sunday 27 June.
The event will take place at the same time as Greyhound Racing NSW’s annual “Greyhound of the Year Award” function, just 200 metres away at the Fullerton Hotel in Sydney.
The vigil has been organised by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, with Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson confirmed as the event’s keynote speaker.
“While the racing industry parties, we will take a stand for the abused and disappeared greyhounds and show the industry what ordinary Australians think of this so-called sport: that it’s cruel, outdated, and driven by greed,” Mr Pearson said ahead of the event.
“What they won’t talk about at their high-end “gala luncheon” is the thousands of greyhounds who suffer and die at the hands of this cruel industry every single year. The industry might forget those dogs, but we don’t,” he added.
A number of rescued greyhounds will attend the vigil.
All dogs and members of the public are welcome.
When: Midday, Sunday June 27
Where: Martin Place, between Pitt St and Castlereagh St
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2uc8AGKQC
Note: the event was originally going to take place directly outside of the Fullerton Hotel, but police have advised us we must hold our vigil at Martin Place.