In 2015, investigations by Animals Australia and Animal Liberation QLD exposed dozens of greyhound trainers across NSW, Victoria and Queensland for ‘live baiting’. Terrified piglets, rabbits and native possums were being tied to lures, flung around racetracks at breakneck speeds, and then mauled to death — in a sadistic training method that was not only widespread, but widely accepted.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Sadly, nine out of ten dogs born into the greyhound industry are killed because they aren’t fast enough to win money.
With Australians demanding an end to this cruel ‘sport’, a ban in the ACT was a big win for dogs and for people power. But now it’s time for governments in other states to follow their lead. While greyhound racing continues anywhere in Australia dogs are still under threat.
If you want your state to shut down greyhound cruelty too, then now is the time to speak up! Please send an urgent message to your State MP calling on them to ban greyhound racing.