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Five year review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 - AW1408

Description
Assessing effectiveness requires evidence from all relevant stakeholders. Much of the evidence will be sought via survey using internal resource. However, the key outcome of the legislation was the improvement of welfare standards at 'independent' tracks. Information on the effectiveness of the Regulations from these hard to reach stakeholders is vital and they would be unlikely to engage effectively with a survey approach.
We therefore propose to commission a market research agency to undertake, analyse and report on qualitative research (around 15 interviews) from appropriate stakeholders on the impact of the Regulations. Doing this internally is not a cost-effective use of resource, and it is important to balance the requirement for independence with delivering value for money.
Data collected from this qualitative analysis will be used to augment the data collected from the survey to build an evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of the Regulations. This will then be used during a second stage of the Review after May 2015 which will open up any issues uncovered to wider consultation.
The work will benefit Defra and stakeholders by providing the necessary evidence base for a credible, objective approach to the review whilst providing maximum value for money.
Objective
To provide evidence of the impact and effectiveness of the Racing greyhound regulations on animal welfare at independent tracks
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2015

To: 2015

Cost: £26,300
Contractor / Funded Organisations
GfK NOP
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Fields of Study
Animal Welfare