WHEN YOU GO TO THE GREYHOUND RACES...
WHAT ARE YOU REALLY BETTING ON?
They're the victims you'll never see at the racetrack. Tied up, terrified, and savagely mauled in widespread 'live baiting' sessions. Groundbreaking Animals Australia / Animal Liberation Qld investigations uncover the shocking truth.

Greyhound racing authorities publicly call it 'abhorrent'. They also say it has been 'outlawed'. But that hasn't stopped high profile trainers across the country from subjecting defenceless animals to barbaric live baiting rituals in an attempt to gain a 'winning' edge on the racetrack.

The damning Animals Australia and Animal Liberation Qld investigations have revealed that this sadistic training method is all too common.

Terrified piglets, rabbits and native possums are all victims of live baiting — tied to lures, flung around racetracks at breakneck speeds, and then mauled to death. Some animals who survived their first attack were 're-used' multiple times...

'Bait' animals are not the only victims of this industry. Greyhounds themselves — naturally gentle dogs — are often kept in deplorable living conditions off-track.

Live baiters will taunt and incite their dogs to chase, attack, and ultimately kill small animals. If dogs fail to 'perform', they too may be killed. Industry-wide, some 18,000 greyhounds are killed every year because they aren't deemed fast enough to win races.

The big question is — how can six state and territory governments and sponsors continue to support an industry that has been exposed for such abhorrent widespread illegal activity?


“...it has been the norm for as long as I can remember, blooding the dogs, you've got to blood the dogs.”
— Greyhound trainer, Wollongong
     
While punters may lose their money, these victims are losing their lives
GREYHOUNDS  

Investigation footage shows naturally gentle dogs provoked into displaying aggressive and violent behaviour in 'blooding' sessions. Those who don't race fast enough to turn a profit are often killed — sometimes they are shot.


KITTENS  

While investigation footage captured only piglets, rabbits and possums — kittens have long been reported to be among the victims of live baiting, too.


RABBITS  

After several laps, rabbits with pieces torn from their bodies twitch and writhe in agony. Their spine-chilling screams ring out across the training track.


PIGLETS  

Piglets — one of the most intelligent and sensitive of all species — were a common choice among live baiters. Their futile squeals could be heard as their bodies were torn apart.


POSSUMS  

Native possums — a protected species — were also tied to lures and flung violently around training tracks. Before being used as live bait, one mother possum watched on helplessly as her baby was killed in front of her.


And chances are, you're paying to keep this cruel industry afloat
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STATE GOVERNMENTS HAVE POURED MILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS INTO AUSTRALIA'S GREYHOUND RACING INDUSTRY

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STATE MONEY IS USED TO BUILD TRACKS AND PROVIDE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR TRAINERS TO PUT DOGS IN RACES

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MEANWHILE, MOST COUNTRIES HAVE EITHER NEVER RACED - OR HAVE BANNED GREYHOUND RACING

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But don't get mad. Get on board!
First, help us show these companies that supporting greyhound racing is not a good look:
And then help us to end the cruelty of greyhound racing once and for all.

The fallout of these high-risk investigations has been explosive. In historic statements, NSW and ACT have become the first state and territory in Australia to outlaw greyhound racing. Life bans are being handed down. Dozens of trainers across three states have been suspended. The industry's prestigious awards nights are being cancelled. Prosecutions are pending. Sponsors are backing out. And, critically, thousands of animals will now be spared from the most terrifying ordeal imaginable.

But there is good reason to believe that the cruelty uncovered is just the tip of the iceberg.

When greyhound racing insiders are now admitting that 'live baiting' is rife throughout the industry ... when those exposed include the President of a racing club, ex-stewards, a two-time Australian Trainer of the Year and even a former 'Integrity Manager' — it's clear that there is something seriously rotten at the heart of greyhound racing.

There is no way that this industry can legitimately continue to operate.

Tell your State MP to ensure your tax dollars are no longer funnelled into greyhound racing, and to take urgent action to end the cruelty of greyhound racing.

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