Greyhound carcasses found in Queensland bushland

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by the and police after no less than 55 decomposing bodies were found in bushland in the south-east of Queensland, near Bundaberg, earlier this week.

RSPCA Bundaberg received the initial tip off of the animals whereabouts, having been found in the Coonarr region, approximately 360 kilometres of Brisbane.

The RSPCA then inspected the site where the gruesome discovery was confirmed, with the carcasses said to be in varying states of decomposition.

The horrific discovery of the deceased greyhounds comes soon after a Victorian trainer was cleared of misconduct after he allegedly shot two of his greyhounds. The trainer, Simon Green, was let off due to the limited evidence provided and after considering the ‘Victoria of Practice for the Private Keeping of Dogs’, which details shooting as an appropriate method of euthanasia.

The investigation into the carcasses is part of the Joint Greyhound Racing Inquiry Task Force which was recently established to investigate allegations of animal cruelty within the sport of greyhound racing.

One of the investigation’s main focuses was to identify alleged acts of live-baiting after the barbaric practice was exposed on the ABC’s Four Corners program in February.

The program aired footage of live animals being tied to mechanical lures as an incentive for greyhounds to chase, catch and kill after secret surveillance cameras were at a private trial track operated by Tom Noble.

Noble was one of 36 greyhound trainers suspended following on from the scandal and he has since been banned for life, along with five other participants.

Recently, the Queensland Government ordered an Independent Review of the greyhound racing industry to discover why live-baiting went undetected for so long.

The problem was more widespread than just Queensland however, with vision from both Victoria and NSW also revealing trainers engaging in alleged live-baiting activity, with 26 greyhound participants currently suspended across those two states.

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Fawn Dell Maibalz
Fawn Dell Maibalz
6 years ago

I personally don’t agree with racing animals but know that there are good trainers and owners out there that love and care for their dogs. Who ever did this is not one of the good guys I hope they are found and punished!!!

Fawn Dell Maibalz
Fawn Dell Maibalz
6 years ago

So horrible, I hope this helps weed out the bad seeds of greyhound racing!!

Greg Stenner
Greg Stenner
6 years ago

Wtf is wrong with ppl ffs another negative story some ppl just shouldn’t be breathing air

Chad Bridge
Chad Bridge
6 years ago

This just proves how our industry leaders have let us all down

Lee Bartholomew
Lee Bartholomew
6 years ago

Can’t believe this, seriously, hope they find them and prosecute them to the full extent of the law, feeling sickened

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Well I think its time forthe media and maybe this website if they have the courage to askthe General Manager Racing Operations at Racing Queensland the followingquestions. Why would you not set up afull time GAP representative at Townsville to cover Townsville,Rockingham, Bundaberg and Cairns ? You had a meeting with theRSPCA at Townsville and they told you ” we euthanize100% of greyhounds inNorthern Queensland, the reason is we have no room as we are full of pigdogs and working breeds”? After hearing this you/heeventually only allowed a GAP representative for 5 hours a week, why only 5hours? You then told everyoneat the meeting that… Read more »

Pink Penny
Pink Penny
6 years ago

The point of your comment is what exactly?

DaveSampson
DaveSampson
6 years ago

Recluse 60 Im liking what  Im reading from Recluse …… in which lifetime is that an appropriate response? Why is QLD the only state that has been caught up in this yet to fire their board? Its disgraceful the industry goes …. we care where they come from, we care while we have them …….. after that, don’t tell us about it.  No, if you can’t manage an industry that knows the entire lifecycle of the dog, then simple. We’ll shut the industry down and then it wont be a problem for you.

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

DaveSampson Recluse 60 Dave. Racing Queensland are arrogant beyond belief and its very much a boys network protecting each other and they are answerable to know one. Their paperwork is so out of date and behind its ridiculous.  Some kennels hadn’t had an inspection for six years, yes that’s right six years, until the 4 corners programme. I understand that the kennels of one of those trainers warned off for life were only inspected 3 weeks prior to the ABC 4 Corners programme and were approved, the condition of a couple of those dogs left a lot to be desired. So… Read more »

Craig MJ Andrews
Craig MJ Andrews
6 years ago

This is the lady who was in the car

Yorke
Yorke
6 years ago

Isn’t it legal to put them down with a bullet to the head?  Isn’t it a widespread practice to put down dogs that don’t show racing potential?  That’s the impression I’ve been under.  If they were killed humanely then what’s the crime here other than dumping an animal carcass?  Don’t get me wrong, I think this is disgusting, but all the outrage from industry members is for show right?

Yorke
Yorke
6 years ago

Pink Penny Ignore the bogan.

Yorke
Yorke
6 years ago

Could have been worse.  At least they weren’t tied to a lure and flung round a track while being mauled to death.  At least they were given a quick death.  That’s “love for the breed” right there.

Robynne Black
Robynne Black
6 years ago

This needs to be taken ALL the way. There should be penalties for any trainer AND OWNER euthanising ANY dog. This sport needs to be cleaned up immediately. Yes we speak about the crossbreds being destroyed day after day which imo is far worse however WE need to look at our own sport first and we can’t go forward until we put some rules in place. This is now, there is no time to waste.

Frances Wood
Frances Wood
6 years ago

Awful. Glad this was discovered & is being investigatedx

Pauline Joyce
Pauline Joyce
6 years ago

Once again you are the voice of reason in a fouled up world Robynne Black

ColleenWatson
ColleenWatson
6 years ago

This wasn’t the place at the local tip where vets take their euthanised greyhounds was it? I remember a similar story years ago that was at Richmond NSW & there was a huge uproar about it.

ColleenWatson
ColleenWatson
6 years ago

Disregard the previous comment. I missed the bit about the dogs being found in bushland so obviously my thoughts were not the case.