Mass killings, terrorised animals and now a Greyhound Racing board member has admitted that he knew live baiting was occurring – it's time for this blood sport to be banned.
Less than a year ago, Greyhounds Australasia appointed Steve Hawkins to their top animal welfare position. Mr Hawkins has now admitted that he knew that live baiting was occurring.
Since live baiting was first exposed on Four Corners, in Queensland alone, an inquiry into the industry has uncovered a mass grave of greyhounds; caged possums being terrorised for months; and ongoing live baiting – including using kittens.
If these revelations weren't bad enough, an inquiry into the industry in QLD has also revealed reports of greyhounds being thrown off a cliff, trainers drilling into dogs' skulls to kill them, and dogs being starved.
Greyhound racing deserves no more second chances.
With the fate of this industry being considered in several states, it's vital that MPs know that the community expects nothing less than a ban on this cruel industry.
Stand up for the victims of greyhound racing. Phone your state MP today and leave a message calling for greyhound racing to be banned.