Quotes from industry participants

Killing

“The racing career of greyhounds is quite short with most greyhounds only racing between about 1 and 3-4 years of age. As well as retiring greyhounds, there are greyhounds which never even make it to the track, creating a glut of animals needing rehoming. Many animals are being euthanased, despite being perfectly healthy, creating a large welfare and image problem for the industry”

Live Baiting

“From a young age greyhound pups are encouraged to kill, if they don’t, they are taught. Wild rabbits, chickens and baby chicks, guinea pigs, baby pigs, domestic rabbits, cats and kittens, possums anything that squeals. If they don’t kill they are mainly put down depending if they still chase.”

In a nutshell

“We breed ’em, we race ’em, we kill ’em, what’s ya problem?”

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Author: eleonoragullone

I am an author, adjunct associate professor in psychology and have advocated for animal welfare for more than 15 years. On the basis of my extensive research, I can confidently argue that if we cultivate a culture of compassion toward all of our non-human citizens, including those currently exploited for human use (such as food, sport and experimentation), current and future generations will benefit through reduced antisocial and violent behaviour toward all sentient beings including humans. Over my 25-year career as an academic, I have published over 100 scholarly articles in refereed academic journals and have also conducted a number of projects examining the link between aggression toward humans and cruelty toward animals. In 2000, I founded a group within the Australian Psychological Society focused on promoting positive interactions between humans and animals. This work has resulted in several scholarly publications including a book published in 2012, titled Animal cruelty, Antisocial Behaviour and Aggression: More than a link.

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