Queensland GAP representative public remarks show contradictions between GAP aims and procedures.
Please see cut and paste from the GAP website.
The process requires greyhounds to be healthy and non aggressive to be accepted by GAP, so how come they are euthanising dog they should not be accepting. The action of accepting the above dogs and commenting on them means that they do not comply with their mission statement to promote greyhound to the public.
The responsibility of bringing greyhounds to good health and making them non aggressive is a prime responsibility of greyhound participants and participant organisations.
Mission. (GASP Queensland)
our mission to:
• Find suitable, loving, long term homes for racing greyhounds whose careers have come to an end.
• Educate the public about the true greyhound personality and remove misconceptions and mistaken views that many people have of this wonderful, gentle animal.
• Encourage a more positive image of the greyhound and to stimulate the public’s desire to own a greyhound as a family pet.
• Prepare and assess the greyhounds suitability as loving and loyal family pets.
• Give ongoing support to the greyhound and its new owners.
We will accept any Greyhound:
• dogs that haven’t broken in well for a variety of reasons or are just too slow
• retiring race dogs
we do not have an age limit however the dog does need to be in good health and non-aggressive
All Greyhounds entering GAP must:
• be off the track for at least 4 weeks prior to their intake date
• have a C5 vaccination administered at least 14 days prior and GAP staff are to be given the certificate on arrival to GAP
• be free from all external and internal parasites – worms, fleas and ticks
• be free from injury and illness. This includes hot spots, sores/pustules, conjunctivitis
• be clean and bathed