Authorities overseeing greyhound racing in Victoria, Australia, have banned a seasoned trainer after discovering evidence of live-lure training at his kennels. Live baiting, often known as “blooding,” is prohibited because to its cruelty(greyhound racing trainer suspended).
The integrity section of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) quickly suspended trainer Leslie Kenyon and another unnamed person following the search of the premises in Lara, close to Melbourne. Calls for the state to outlaw the sport have become louder in response to the event.
‘Torn Apart’ Animals
Dogs are trained using live bait, usually rabbits or possums, but occasionally baby piglets, which they subsequently maul and devour.
Some trainers think that training young dogs with live lures rather than artificial ones will improve their chasing instinct and make them run faster.
Small animals are torn apart during the brutal practice of live lure training, according to Carey Thiel, executive director of the greyhound charity Grey2K USA Worldwide, who spoke to Casino.org on Thursday.
“It has been reported recently in the greyhound racing business in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. This is one of the dirty little secrets of greyhound racing, Thiel continued.
The suspected couple may be charged with crimes for the allegedly committed offences, according to GRV chief Stuart Laing. Live baiting, he continued, “undermine[s] the integrity of the sport and harms the reputation of the greyhound racing industry,” and the industry has “zero tolerance” for it.
Pressure on Industry is Growing
It’s the most current in a line of recent scandals involving animal abuse that have brought Australian greyhound racing into sharp relief.
Video shows a man continuously hitting and kicking dogs—including puppies—and pulling them by their back legs at a kennel in South Australia surfaced in July. Due to this, Tony Rasmussen, one of South Australia’s top trainers, was charged with twelve offences.
A trainer in Victoria, Australia, was permanently barred from the sport in January after it was claimed that he killed four retired greyhounds by hitting them in the head with rocks.
The domestic greyhound racing sector was shockingly exposed in 2015 by the Australian current affairs programme Four Corners, which featured terrible images of tiny animals being attached to mechanical lures and then chased and mauled by dogs.
Animal abuse was “widespread and systemic” in the business, according to the findings of the state of New South Wales’ investigation into the matter.
According to the research, between 48,000 and 68,000 canines were put to death in New South Wales alone in the previous 12 years because they had fallen short. Additionally, it said that live-lure instruction was utilized by 20% of teachers and was rather frequent(greyhound racing trainer suspended).
Shortly after, New South Wales outlawed greyhound racing before doing an amazing U-turn a few months later.
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