In New Zealand, around 700 dogs are bred each year for racing, and around 200–300 are imported from Australia. Over 200 are retired annually by a charity established and partially funded by the New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association. Few greyhounds are kept as pets or rehomed by their trainers after racing while a small percentage are rehomed by other volunteer greyhound rescue organizations throughout the country. Very occasionally greyhounds are even returned to overseas owners. There is some concern over the welfare of New Zealand racing greyhounds by a growing animal advocacy lobby that led the Greyhound Racing Association to initiate an internal inquiry into post-career outcomes in 2013. In 2017 a second report was commissioned, this time by the New Zealand Racing Board, led by former High Court Judge Rodney Hansen, that found little change for greyhounds and few reforms implemented. On Dec 20 2017, the New Zealand government's Minister for Racing Hon Winston Peters, said the reports findings were "disturbing and deeply disappointing", and "simply unacceptable". In December 2018 the New Zealand government considered a second petition from the Greyhound Protection League (NZ) seeking a prohibition on racing, citing reasons that the industry had not improved its outcomes for dogs. The government agreed and requested that the greyhound racing continue its reform efforts, stating "we believe there is still a lot of work to be done before the industry has met the standards required to improve outcomes for greyhounds". .