Brisbane, 7th October 2015 – Animal Liberation Queensland today launched a billboard campaign at Brisbane’s Central Station highlighting the widespread killing, or ‘wastage’, of dogs and puppies in the greyhound racing industry. The billboard, the first part of an ongoing campaign, will educate the public about the true scale of killing in the industry under the tagline “Running late isn’t the end of the world…unless you’re a greyhound”.
“It sounds like the Townsville Greyhound Racing Club is attempting to blackmail Racing Queensland for further funding, threatening the lives of 300 healthy greyhounds”, said Animal Liberation Qld President Mr Chay Neal.
Animal Liberation Qld is calling for Tony Zammit, President of Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association, to either resign or be sacked.
Following the discovery of 55 greyhound carcasses in Bundaberg, in Thursday’s Courier Mail (“Racing rocked by grisly dog find”) Zammit was quoted as saying “It does make me angry if it’s been done inhumanely”.
‘Live baiting’ within greyhound racing circles has been well known and widespread. Animal Liberation Queensland and Animals Australia revealed the true extent of the practice through tireless investigations. The results were groundbreaking and the repercussions have been unprecedented.
12th October 2014
Logan community members and a coalition of greyhound protection groups have turned out in force to loudly protest state government plans to build a new greyhound racing track at Cronulla Park, Slacks Creek.
23rd September 2014
Animal Liberation Queensland reports a further 1,000 plus signatures were lodged with the Logan City Council on Tuesday 16th September opposing the ‘socially unacceptable’ Cronulla Park Greyhound Complex. The number of local residents and visitors to Logan who are opposed to the Greyhound Racing complex is quickly approaching 10,000!
1st September 2014
Animal Liberation Queensland [ALQ] is extremely disappointed that Bendigo Bank sponsored the Ipswich Greyhound Puppy Auction last Sunday 24 August at Ipswich Showgrounds.
Whilst, on the one hand, the Bendigo Bank commendably supports homeless animal adoption, it is showing quite inconsistent ethics in its support of the greyhound racing industry which is directly responsible for the overbreeding and the subsequent “wastage” of some 17,000 dogs each year in Australia.
30th May 2014
Animal Liberation Qld welcomes Attorney General, Jarrod Bleijie’s comments this week: “gambling can cause irreparable damage to families and individuals, so it’s vital we provide as much support as possible....”