Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Asleep at the wheel

Yet again another example of organisations not carrying out their basic responsibilities.

ABC's Four Corners programme, using film taken by animal welfare campaigners, has exposed the use of live baiting in greyhound training. Animals such as piglets, rabbits, possums were shown being used as live bait.

The usual excuses were parroted by the state greyhound racing bodies. You know the form - a handful of rogue trainers, a few bad apples, not systemic blah blah blah.

They have either turned a blind eye or they simply haven't been administering their industry.

And the police, the RSPCA, government agencies?

They obviously haven't been doing their job either.

There's already a state parliamentary enquiry going on into the industry. After the Four Corners programme the NSW Premier said "We will get to the bottom of this and we will ensure there is absolutely zero tolerance."

The enquiry needs to look not only at the perpetrators but also at who should have been monitoring what was going on, why they didn't and what penalties should be imposed on them.





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