Tag Archives: Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB)

GBGB to probe benefits of increased betting industry welfare contributions

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has issued an update on its welfare commitment, detailing progress across a number of areas. Notably, the sporting body has focused on the British betting industry’s contribution to greyhound welfare standards, noting that its strategy can ‘only be released’ with the sector’s long-term funding.  Building on this, the GBGB states that it will …

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Campaigners call for Scottish greyhound racing ban

The Scottish SPCA, one of Scotland’s leading animal welfare organisations, has called on MSPs to initiate a ban on greyhound racing in the country. In a letter to Scottish legislators, the body’s Chief Superintendent, Mike Flynn, described greyhound racing as an ‘outdated industry’ and pointed to cases of death and injury to greyhounds, as well as alleged use of steroids, …

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GBGB recruits Philip Law as greyhound racing’s new regulatory lead 

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) – the governing and welfare body of UK greyhound racing has restructured the duties of its executive leadership team.  The announcement follows the appointment of Philip Law as GBGB’s new Director of Regulation, taking leadership of British greyhound racing’s regulatory and compliance disciplines. The appointment will see Mark Bird who has formally served …

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GBGB strengthens animal welfare oversight with Angela Smith appointment

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has enhanced oversight of its animal welfare initiatives by appointing former Labour MP Angela Smith as an Independent Director. As a former Shadow Environment Minister, Smith was heavily involved in issues relating to animal welfare throughout her parliamentary career from 2005 to 2019. In addition to her Shadow Cabinet position, the former MP for …

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GBGB offsets lockdown impacts to deliver ‘high standards’ of welfare

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has reported on the ‘continued success’ of its commitment to delivering ‘the highest standards of welfare’ despite the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown. Meeting the eight pledges of the Greyhound Commitment, the GBGB has launched a range of initiatives including the Greyhound Retirement Scheme, the publication of a Code of Practice for residential …

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GBGB’s Mark Bird reiterates commitment to greyhound welfare

Mark Bird, Managing Director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), has confirmed the standards body’s commitment to greyhound welfare, welcoming the launch of a new Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) initiative. The MD praised the recent announcement that all BGC members taking bets on greyhound racing will pay into the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF), generating an additional …

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GBGB confirms greyhound racing to go ahead despite tightening restrictions

GBGB confirms greyhound racing to go ahead despite tightening restrictions

Greyhound racing will continue to take place behind closed doors in England, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has confirmed. There were some doubts as to whether the sport would be allowed to go ahead amid Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tightening of COVID-19 restrictions. However, the GBGB has said that it has ‘not been informed of any intention to …

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Elite sport to continue under new national lockdown

Elite sport to continue under new lockdown

Elite sport has been given the green light to go ahead across the UK following the government’s announcement to introduce a third lockdown. Yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a series of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, including the closure of schools and universities. The retail betting sector was also dealt a …

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