I am in 2 minds over this, While its a great idea and long over due, I feel sorry for the poor dogs as most will be put down.
"Certainly this is not an easy decision," Mr Baird said.
"It's not something that has been taken lightly. But when confronted with Justice McHugh's report, I believe there is no other alternative."
In his recommendation to Parliament, Mr McHugh said it should be considered whether the industry had lost its "social licence" to operate and should be shut down.
He said his alternative recommendation was extensive reform, including tighter regulation. But he said if the industry continued, there was a "very real risk" that live baiting would continue.
There are 6,809 registered greyhounds in NSW, which will need to be re-homed, transferred interstate or euthanised, the inquiry found.