Help end live baiting in the greyhound racing industry

 

Recently, Four Corners ran a program on television exposing the illegal live baiting practices being done within the greyhound racing industry. Animals Australia and Animal Liberation QLD investigations uncovered the shocking truth. High profile trainers across the country have been caught subjecting defenceless animals to barbaric live baiting rituals in an attempt to gain a ‘winning’ edge on the racetrack. Investigation footage showed naturally gentle dogs provoked into displaying aggressive and violent behaviour in ‘blooding’ sessions. Terrified piglets, rabbits and native possums are all victims of live baiting — tied to lures, flung around racetracks at breakneck speeds, and then mauled to death. Some animals who survived their first attack were ‘re-used’ multiple times…

‘Bait’ animals are not the only victims of this industry. Greyhounds themselves — naturally gentle dogs — are often kept in deplorable living conditions off-track.

Live baiters will taunt and incite their dogs to chase, attack, and ultimately kill small animals. If dogs fail to ‘perform’, they too may be killed. Industry-wide, some 18,000 greyhounds are killed every year because they aren’t deemed fast enough to win races.

Animals Australia are working to bring this cruelty to an end, and one way we can help is to convince major companies that supporting greyhound racing is not a good look. Many companies have already withdrawn their support and you can write and persuade the rest.

Supporting Animals Australia

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You can help

Animals Australia believes that the cruelty uncovered is just the tip of the iceberg.

“When greyhound racing insiders are now admitting that ‘live baiting’ is rife throughout the industry … when those exposed include the President of a racing club, ex-stewards, a two-time Australian Trainer of the Year and even a former ‘Integrity Manager’ — it’s clear that there is something seriously rotten at the heart of greyhound racing.”

Join with Animals Australia and tell your State MP to ensure your tax dollars are no longer funnelled into greyhound racing, and to take urgent action to end the cruelty of greyhound racing:

http://www.greyhoundcruelty.com/

 

 

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