The head of Greyhound Racing Ireland has said the body is committed to tackling welfare issues in the industry.
It comes as a private members motion on the funding of the greyhound racing industry is set to come before the Dáil.
The Social Democrats are putting forward the motion in an effort to end State funding of the sector.
It follows a documentary last year looking at the treatment of the dogs, with thousands believed to be killed every year.
The Oireachtas recently approved a bill which will see the greyhound industry receive an increase in funding to €19.2m next year.
But Gerard Dollard, CEO of Greyhound Racing Ireland, told Newstalk Breakfast they want to root out the rogue operators.
"There's rogue people in every industry, but we are intent in Greyhound Racing Ireland in rooting out the rogues.
"And I think if anybody looks at our record in terms of High Court cases, Court of Appeal cases, issuing of exclusion orders, issuing of welfare notices we will tackle welfare.
"We set up a confidential phone line about a year ago - to date we've had about 200 calls, and not one single significant welfare issue has been identified".
'A changing industry'
He said he believes a lot of 'misinformation' is circulating about the industry.
"Greyhound racing is a legitimate industry, it's run by a semi-state body - in Greyhound Racing Ireland - it's governed by brand new legislation, the Greyhound Racing Act of 2019, it has the Welfare of Greyhounds Act of 2011, it has the Animal Health and Welfare Act - so it is a very highly-regulated industry.
"I think like all sports, and there's many sports that received subsidies, but like all sports how people engage with the sport is changing."
He said while attendances are reducing, this is no longer as important as it once was.
He explained they run two early morning meetings, with plans for a third from next January, where there is no attendance.
But he said it "makes sense from the point of view of selling the pictures on an international basis, the greyhound owners and trainers get paid for attending and we get an income from selling the pictures.
"So attendance isn't really a measure anymore of participation in the sport".
Asked about loss-making in the industry, he said it needs to be viewed in the wider economy.
"You're correct that the industry is loss-making but I think people need to look at it in the round in terms of what does the industry do for the Irish economy.
"It does deliver over 302 million, and that's measured by Jim Power Economics".
He said this includes goods and services, vets, food and beverage and cleaning sectors.