It was almost a St Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Within days of the damning Four Corners report into live baiting across the greyhound industry, aired on 16 February, the entire board of Greyhound Racing NSW was dismissed, and the entire board of Greyhound Racing Victoria resigned, despite being cleared of wrongdoing by the Victorian Racing Integrity Commissioner.
The scandal looks set to rock the Australian greyhound industry, but Victorian taxpayers may see an upside to the discovery of the vicious and cruel use of live animals during greyhound training.
As a result of the scandal, last month’s annual Victorian Greyhound Industry Awards Night was scratched.
The wining and dining was set to cost our southern cousins over $300,000.
However, as soon as the live baiting scandal became public, Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula ordered the awards evening to be cancelled, saying, “there is no time for celebration at the moment.” Amen.
Perhaps the $300,000 could just be donated to the RSPCA instead.
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