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Environmental Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee visit Crayford Greyhound Track

PUBLISHED: 15:16 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 15:16 07 December 2015

MPs visit Crayford Greyhound Track

MPs visit Crayford Greyhound Track

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MPs visited last week to learn more about the way racing greyhounds are cared for

MPs on the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee visited Crayford Greyhound Track last week to learn more about the way racing greyhounds are cared for at UK racetracks.

The visit formed part of the committee’s ongoing inquiry into greyhound welfare, as MPs met with track management and trainers to discuss track safety and how dogs are kennelled and transported, before being taken on a tour of the site.

They also spoke to vets working at the track to discuss common injuries as well as diseases and preventative treatments.

Neil Parish, the Chair of EFRA Committee, and MP for Tiverton and Honiton, said: “We’re very pleased to be visiting Crayford Track, to personally see the efforts being made by industry professionals at all levels to ensure that the well-being of the animals is paramount.

“Our visit provided first-hand experience of the industry and a chance to speak with industry professionals about some of the issues already raised in the written evidence.

“This information will support the sub-committee in our current inquiry into greyhound welfare and the suitability of existing regulations.”

MPs will also hold a further session tomorrow (December 8) at Westminster to take evidence from industry representatives and the government Minister responsible for animal welfare.

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