Shooter and Fisher Borsak says Pearson is clutching at straws

SHOOTERS, Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Robert Borsak has slammed the Animal Justice Party’s Mark Pearson for his last ditch attempt to bring down the greyhound racing industry.

On Thursday, Pearson revealed to Parliament he had lodged a written complaint to NSW Police, about criminal activity in the greyhound industry. He claims animal cruelty, illegal drugs, race-fixing and money laundering within the industry are rife.

Pearson’s allegations are based on Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) documents, delivered to the government under a Legislative Council Order for Papers.

Amongst these papers are ‘privileged’ and ‘non-privileged’ documents, many not available to the general public.

Pearson is now asking for the government to refrain from introducing a bill to repeal the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Act 2016, pending the outcome of a police investigation into his complaint.

Borsak, while a firm opponent of animal cruelty, believes the complaint and subsequent notice of motion is just a desperate move to further tarnish the greyhound racing industry.

“I think he is clutching at straws,” Borsak told Australian Racing Greyhound.

“This is the act of a desperate man whose culture beliefs are on the fringe of human beliefs.

“What he is pushing for all the time in Parliament is for the Police to be the force to enforce any issue relating to animals.

“At the end of the day he is hurting very much because his crazy program for the banning of greyhound racing has failed because the majority have spoken.

“Very few people with common sense actually believe what he believes… it’s just rubbish.”

Borsak said anything in the secret documents would have already been dealt with by authorities if they had any substance.

“I don’t believe he has got anything and if he does then let the law take its course, but I think if he did have something of substance then action would have been taken a long time ago,” he said.

“I think it is an act to gain some sort of sympathy, some sort of fringe publicity for a failed agenda which will never succeed in NSW let alone Australia.”

With the animal rights crowds making a racket in recent times, Borsak alluded it is dangerous territory to be pandering to these fringe groups. Pearson, the face of the Animal Justice Party, won the last seat in the NSW Legislative Assembly at the 2015 State election and went through a honey mood period, before the reversal the greyhound ban.

“He has been shown reality in his very first year and a half in the Upper House – he thought he was going to have a major win (banning greyhound racing) – but the people of NSW have spoken,” he said.

“It’s not just greyhound racing people, it’s everybody. No one wants to see law-abiding citizens criminalised, but that’s exactly what he wants to do.

“This is a man that wants to have the police knock on your door and arrest you for not feeding your cat or for walking your dog without a leash, he is mad.

“That won’t happen. The police don’t have any role in investigating animal related cruelty, that’s the role of the RSPCA and the Animal Welfare League.

“I don’t see that he has got anything that he could possible add to the argument.

“An animal rights theology is a very dangerous set of ideas because it puts the value of animals and their life above those of humans and their rights.

“We shouldn’t take too much notice of him.”

Past Discussion

  1. John Tracey BobWhitelaw  You are a negotiator John and Bob is a take no prisoners- I am glad both of you support the cause. You need different people with different talents and ways to win wars.

  2. Borsak getting it wrong as usual, “the police don’t have any role in investigating animal cruelty’ – wrong!, under the Prevention of Cruelty Act (POCTA) 1979, the police and RSPCA are authorised officers.  Typical of the level of fact checking and knowledge we have come to expect from someone of Borsak’s caliber.  If you lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas (except of course in racing kennels where you can eat your dinner off the floor and all owners love their dogs, it must be true because the racing fraternity tell us).  Borsak is definitely a mongrel I wouldn’t want to be in bed with.  Of course there is nothing wrong with the industry – it’s only a few bad apples, there is nothing at all wrong with the orchard.  Level of credibility of industry participants and those who supprt them? zero. – Chances of you getting through the next year without a repeat of the live baiting expose – another fat zero – you all just can’t help yourselves.  As someone else pointed out, you’ve missed out on the humane killing (like many of your greyhounds) and now the industry is going to slowly strangle on red tape, legislation and choke on the cost of attempting to clean it up.

  3. Poor simple Joe has just been caught sleeping with animals again ! Shame ,Shame, Shame Joe, Peter and Mark believe its ok  to have sex with a Animal  they all should be charge under the (pocta act 1979)  but as  there are no records of consent, by the effected parties the raping of these poor animal will continue by those who practice   BESTIALITY!

  4. BobWhitelaw 

    Bob who actually voted for this bugger  ??? I can only conclude other like minded buggers… what a strange world we live in, it takes all kinds i guess.

  5. Deborah555 lone widow BobWhitelaw 

    Of course the donkey, why didn’t i think of that?  I doubt they knew about his beastly habits when they voted.

    Turns out he’s one of our unlikely assets.

  6. lone widow Deborah555 BobWhitelaw  I think Hinch was one on the ticket as well.  That’s the problem with these people I doubt any electorate would have enough of their supporters to put them into Parliament but there appears to be enough nutters overall and of course neither party has much of a majority so the country is being held to ransom by well some very odd people who the major parties horse trade with along with the greens.