Animal rights activists gather for greyhound racing protest

Animal rights activists protesting (Dan Lake/Newshub.)
Animal rights activists protesting (Dan Lake/Newshub.)

Over 100 animal rights activists are gathering outside Greyhound Racing NZ's annual AGM in Auckland on Saturday morning.

The protest is part of nationwide action to highlight the hundreds of greyhounds which go missing every year in the racing industry.

Animal rights activists gather for greyhound racing protest

Animal rights activists protesting (Dan Lake/Newshub.)

Direct Animal Action spokesperson Amie Wolken says the industry has a bad track record for animal abuse.

"Every year, overbreeding is required by the industry in order for them to have the number of dogs they require to race," she says.

"Those dogs can't be rehomed, so a lot of dogs - hundreds of dogs every year are euthanised."

Ms Wolken wants New Zealand to follow New South Wales and ban the sport.

Newshub.