South African commission rejects gambling on greyhound racing

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2011:

JOHANNESBURG--A South African government commission appointed in February 2009 to consider introducing gambling on greyhound racing has reportedly concluded that,  in the words of commission chair Astrid Ludin,  “Given the limited demand and the problems associated with it,  we did not think it should be legalized.”

The South African National SPCA noted that a similar commission reached comparable conclusions in the late 1940s,  leading to the series of provincial bans on betting on greyhounds which have been in effect ever since.   Two previous commissions affirmed the bans.


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