Join with Animals Australia to help get the ban on greyhound racing reinstated
Just weeks ago, we were celebrating a monumental leap forward for animals. Greyhound racing — along with ‘live baiting’, drugging, fatal injuries, and mass graves — was set to become a thing of the past in NSW. But since then, NEWS Corp waged a relentless attack on the Premier and has successfully overturned the historic greyhound racing ban. It seems that again, the interests of animals — to be free from pain, fear and abuse — have come second to the interests of the almighty dollar.
Animals Australia’s efforts
Now, once again the animals need us. It was the support of caring people around the world that fuelled the investigations by Animals Australia and Animal Liberation Queensland.
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. Greyhounds themselves — naturally gentle dogs — are often kept in deplorable living conditions off-track. Industry-wide, some 18,000 greyhounds are killed every year because they aren’t deemed fast enough to win races.
Evidence gathered by Animals Australia investigators exposed the shocking widespread practice of live baiting in NSW and VIC for the first time — leading to police raids, animal seizures, suspensions, prosecutions, jail time for perpetrators, industry reform and government inquiries. Countless small animals have since been spared from the horror of being used as ‘live bait’.
The threat of animal cruelty investigators in the field is currently the highest motivator for these trainers to not routinely abuse animals. Animals Australia’s ability to continue these investigations provides animals with the only hope this cruelty will ever end.
Supporting Animals Australia
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How you can help
The greyhound industry didn’t deserve a second chance. Going back into battle against this industry again isn’t something we’ve planned for. But it is exactly what we need to do. Your support can keep caring eyes watching over animals and help prevent and end cruelty in all industries where animals are at risk.
Help protect animals by supporting Animals Australia’s investigations unit today.