Greyhound racing will be banned in the state of NSW from July 1st of next year, following the passing of legislation in State Parliament.
After several weeks of intense public debate, the bill passed the legislative assembly early yesterday morning by 49 votes to 30 on its third reading, after amendments were considered.
NSW Premier Mike Baird has said although the decision is final, he sympathises with those in the industry.
"We're determined to do everything we can to support them in the transition. I told the industry that I can't imagine how they're feeling. I know they're gutted and I know that this is something that's come as a shock to them, and at the same time has devastating impacts for them personally."
- audio courtesy of ABC News24