Race dog misfortunes conceal accusation

September 7, 2022 1:04 am in by

As dust gathers on Tasmania’s largest ever petition that demands an end to government financial support for the greyhound racing industry, new accusations have exploded today.

Independent Kristie Johnston claims dog deaths and injuries on tracks are edited out of video coverage by TasRacing, referencing a Launceston race on the 29th of March where Husky Shiraz blew out a tibia and was destroyed.

“The CEO Andrew Jenkins was asked directly about the editing of race footage, he responded that when a greyhound falls or is injured TasRacing does not believe that incidents should be broadcast….that’s the very opposite of improved transparency regarding animal welfare.”

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The Racing Minister Madeleine  has indicated no knowledge of the practice but a willingness to follow up.