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Vic to stop NSW greyhounds border crossing

AAP logoAAP 24/08/2016

Victoria and its greyhound industry are trying to stop a flood of trainers and dogs entering the state after a bill to shut the industry passed NSW parliament.

Racing Minister Martin Pakula reiterated Victoria's dog racing industry would not be shut down "on the back of a NSW report" and the local industry is undergoing cultural change.

He says breeding numbers are down roughly 30 per cent and the inspectorate has increased three-fold.

"We have made enormous strides in Victoria in terms of implementing the recommendations of our reports," he told SEN on Wednesday.

"It's got to continue - no one is suggesting they are out of the woods - but we are not going to shut down an industry based on the back of a NSW report."

Greyhound Racing Victoria is consulting with the government on how it can place controls on NSW trainers trying to cross the border, he said.

"We can't have a sort of an inundation. So there will have to be some controls exercised as to those that want to come here and GRV are working on that," Mr Pakula said.

A GRV spokesman confirmed talks were happening, discussing the possible impacts the NSW ban would have on the Victorian industry.

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