Cruelty is entrenched in the greyhound racing industry.
Here are just 3 reasons why:
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.