Greyhound Racing New South Wales announces charges laid against Michael Abbott
Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has today charged greyhound racing participant Michael Abbott with 121 offences as part of the ongoing inquiry primarily into the unauthorised exports of greyhounds to China and Macau.
Mr Abbott faces charges of exporting 120 registered greyhounds to Macau without a greyhound passport and certified pedigree issued by Greyhounds Australasia. He faces one charge of conduct prejudicial to the interest, welfare, image, control or promotion of greyhound racing.
Mr Abbott will have an opportunity to respond to the charges at a hearing, scheduled to take place this month.
At this stage, it should be emphasised that no findings have been made by GRNSW with respect to the charges.
GRNSW intends to make no further comment about the charges until a determination is reached.
The Inquiry is ongoing.
GRNSW encourages anyone who may have information about the unauthorised exportation of greyhounds to contact the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Hotline on 1800 680 174 or www.greyhoundwelfare.com.au to ensure the matter can be fully investigated.