Authorities in the three states affected by the scandal tried to present a united front amid a climate of anger and disgust over the acts of cruelty by greyhound participants in footage presented by the ABC.
There were widespread calls for life bans for anyone found guilty of live-baiting offences and a push to prevent trainers accused of serious offences from transferring dogs into the care of others so they could continue racing.
Other developments included:
The Racing Queensland board met at Deagon on Tuesday afternoon and six trainers were added to the list of those stood down. “The other six trainers also remain suspended and their greyhounds suspended pending the outcome of the investigation,” chairman Kevin Dixon said in a statement. “Those individuals are Stephen Sherwell, Gerri Crisci, Anthony Hess, Steven Arnold, Mick Emery and Samantha Roberts.”
Dixon said it had also been decided Reg Kay would be removed from the Queensland Greyhound Hall of Fame.
GRV has resolved to suspend any greyhound trained and/or owned by the 10 persons suspended by the board, on Friday, February 13, in relation to live baiting. The dogs will reportedly not be able to race until investigations into the allegations are completed.