Today Defra published their Post Implementation Review of The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010.

Eduardo Gonçalves, Chief Executive for League Against Cruel Sports said: "Yet again the government has utterly failed to protect the welfare of racing greyhounds. Despite serious racing injuries and thousands of dogs missing each year, the greyhound industry has been given a free pass.

"Following their inquiry last year, the Commons Environment Committee raised concerns about welfare at trainers kennels, about the fate of retired dogs, and about a lack of consistency in welfare enforcement. Not a single one of these issues has been substantively dealt with in the review.

"This was a great opportunity to improve the welfare of greyhounds from cradle to grave.  Instead, the government is still pandering to an industry built on cruelty."