GRNSW Announces Charges Against Paul Wheeler, Danny Li, Wei Shan and Yiwen Xi

GRNSW Announces Charges Against Paul Wheeler, Danny Li, Wei Shan and Yiwen Xi

09/03/2018
Regulatory News

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has charged four greyhound racing participants with multiple offences as part of the ongoing inquiry into the unauthorised exports of greyhounds to China and Macau.

Greyhound racing participants Paul Wheeler, Danny Li, Wei Shan and Yiwen Xi face charges in relation to the alleged export of nine greyhounds to China without a greyhound passport and certified pedigree issued by Greyhounds Australasia.  They have also been charged with conduct detrimental or prejudicial to the interest, welfare, image, control and promotion of greyhound racing. 

The four men each face additional charges relating to the alleged failure to notify GRNSW of exports under the GRNSW Racing Rules. Danny Li, Wei Shan and Yiwen Xi each face additional charges relating to their alleged failure to attend or produce documents to the Inquiry, as directed.

The participants will have an opportunity to respond to the charges at a hearing, scheduled to take place at the end of March 2018.

GRNSW intends to make no further comment about the charges until a determination is made.

On 23 October 2017, GRNSW previously announced the disqualification of 3 other participants as part of the inquiry.

GRNSW reminds all participants that any person intending to export a greyhound must, prior to meeting the quarantine and inspection service requirements of the relevant country, obtain a greyhound passport and certified pedigree issued by Greyhounds Australasia.

GRNSW encourages anyone who may have information about the unauthorised exportation of greyhounds to contact the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Hotline on 1800 600 174 or www.greyhoundwelfare.com.au to ensure the matter can be fully investigated.