The National Greyhound Association (NGA) and the American Greyhound Council (AGC) today issued a brief statement regarding the matter of international greyhound sales. The text of the statement follows:

Concerned members of the greyhound racing community have notified the National Greyhound Association (NGA) that several racing greyhounds from the United States have been sold to Chinese interests for breeding purposes. While this activity is not illegal and there are no current restrictions against the practice, we are in the process of gathering more information about these transactions.

Later this month, the Board of the NGA will be reviewing its policies with regard to international sales and breeding of registered U.S. greyhounds at its semi-annual board meeting. The board will explore various policy options for addressing the matter, and discuss possible changes or additions to NGA by-laws at that time.