Amy Broadrick Disqualified For Four Years For Animal Welfare Reasons

: N. Torpey, J. Hackett & P. Lane

today continued the into the of the greyhounds Irish Gain and Elite Drop whilst in the care of Amy Broadrick, a registered greyhound owner, for a period prior to 4 September 2013.

When the greyhounds were returned by Ms Broadrick to their original owner in September they were found to be undernourished with Elite Drop having a body score of 1.5 out of 5 and Irish Gain having a score of 1 out of 5. Irish Gain was also found to have a large 20cm in diameter wound on the dorsal thoracic-lumber region.

Stewards originally directed Ms Broadrick to attend inquiries on the 30 September and 4 November. However she failed to attend on either occasion.

As a result Stewards acting under the provisions of LR20 proceed to hear the matter in hear absence and on 15 January 2014 issued the following charges:

CHARGE 1 –
Under the Greyhound Australasia Rule 106(1)(a) which reads:

(1) A registered person must ensure that greyhounds, which are in the person’s care or custody, are provided at all times with-

(a) Proper and sufficient food, drink and protective apparel.

The specifics of the charge being that Amy Broadrick, being the registered person at the time, failed to provide the greyhounds Irish Gain and Elite Drop with proper and sufficient food whilst in her care prior to 4 September 2013.

CHARGE 2 –
Under the Greyhound Australasia Rule 106(1)(d) which reads:

(1) A registered person must ensure that greyhounds, which are in the person’s care or custody, are provided at all times with-

(d) Veterinary attention when necessary

The specifics of the charge being that Amy Broadrick being the registered person at the time, failed to provide veterinary attention when necessary to the greyhound Irish Gain which sustained a large open wound to the mid-section of its back between the dates of 14 August 2013 and 4 September 2013.

Contact was subsequently made with Ms Broadrick and she was directed to appear today to answer these charges. However Ms Broadrick again failed to appear.

Therefore acting again under the provision of LR20 Stewards heard the matter in Ms Broadrick’s absence and after considering the available evidence found her guilty on both charges.

Stewards in determining penalty in this matter were mindful of Policy of RQ which states that all persons are placed on notice that breaches of established animals welfare standards may result in their licensed being cancelled. Stewards also considered the seriousness of this situation and the lack of care provided by Ms Broadrick to both greyhounds to alleviate any suffering. It was the Stewards decision that Amy Broadrick be disqualified for a period of two (2) years on each charge effective immediately. The penalties are to be served concurrently.

It was further ordered that should she re-apply for a license or ownership registration Ms Broadrick is to appear before the relevant licensing panel of RQ to show cause why she should be granted approval to participate in the greyhound industry.

The who are investigating the matter will be made aware of the Stewards decision.

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AaronC
AaronC
7 years ago

But they love their dogs? -When they’re winning apparently..

SPYMASTERDX
SPYMASTERDX
7 years ago

aaron that is only 1 case in a few im glad people like that get caught maybe should have got longer but it don’t mean every person involved in greyhound racing is like that

AaronC
AaronC
7 years ago

But they love their dogs? -When they’re winning apparently..

SPYMASTERDX
SPYMASTERDX
7 years ago

aaron that is only 1 case in a few im glad people like that get caught maybe should have got longer but it don’t mean every person involved in greyhound racing is like that