Media Release 4 May 2017 Racing Appeals & Disciplinary Board

This report makes for  disturbing reading. See it here:
media_release_lrr42.1_gar106(1)(a)_gar1…13176d-cad7-41e4-b632-030422d4f719.pdf

Despite the obvious lack of care for his dogs, Victorian greyhound racing trainer, Mr Hill received only minor sentencing as follows:

“The charges against Mr. Hill are all serious ones and strike at the good name of the industry and have enormous relevance for animal welfare. On each of the two charges under GAR 106 (1)(d) we fine Mr. Hill the sum of $1,000. On the charge under LRR 42.1 concerning the keeping of greyhounds in dangerous conditions or conditions detrimental to their health we disqualify Mr. Hill for a period of 6 months. On the charge under GAR 106 (1)(a) concerning the condition of and access to water we fine Mr. Hill $500. On the charge under GAR 106 (1)(c) concerning the condition of the kennels we fine Mr. Hill $200. The total penalty is a period of disqualification of 6 months and fines totalling $2,700. The period of disqualification shall commence immediately.”

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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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