Shooter and Fisher Borsak says Pearson is clutching at straws

SHOOTERS, MLC 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 , 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 () 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 .”

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 .

“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 and the 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.”

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Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

John Tracey Deborah555 BobWhitelaw  Thanks I was not sure how it worked but I could not imagine any electorate in Australia who would support this bloke but there are probably enough animal activists around the entire place to get him a gig. I agree the donkey vote would have helped.

Katrina Love
Katrina Love
4 years ago

spyman Not sure where I mentioned anything about illegality. An activity does not cease to be cruel by virtue of it being legal – there are HUNDREDS of activities that occur every day in Australia that are cruel and legal.

Katrina Love
Katrina Love
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw Hmmmm nope. Comparing someone who loves money being said to be a “firm opponent of money” to someone who loves inflicting cruelty, being said to be a “firm opponent of animal cruelty.” I’m sorry if you can’t comprehend the analogy – I can explain it for you, but I can’t understand it for you.

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

Katrina Love spyman Thats right the term in the NSW acts is unnecessary pain. It takes in a lot of ethical considerations as well. It is painful for some companion animals to travel in cargo on planes when their owners travel in seats. In the case of multi millionaires like the previous tennis great who adopted a dog in Australia and the airline would not let her dog travel with her to America on a commercial flight she immediately chartered an aircraft so the dog could accompany her like it could on commercial flights overseas. If the multi millionaire had sent… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

spyman John Tracey can only dream!

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Maybe Katrina you should also be asking RSPCA why they approve the slaughter of young Turkeys on free to air television? your starting to sound a little bit Hypocritical !

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Katrina Love spyman Katrina you can not have you cake and eat the lot to.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Katrina Love BobWhitelaw That’s a Ditto

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

Katrina Love spyman  you didn’t. I am stating its LEGAL,so regardless,he is allowed to do such . now where it gets a mention as to right or wrong in a belief,comes down to the individuals.those who detest it,and those who just accept its part of society. then comes the arguments who has the rights to say what is right or wrong,and that is called disagreement. when disagreement becomes emotional over a topic,the one who has the fieriest argument or a member of a certain type of group(activists) then become disenchanted because they see the decision to allow such shootings as wrong,and they… Read more »

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

These failed university students keep popping up!

Can someone give her a real job??….PLEASE………ANYBODY??????

Bad Apples
Bad Apples
4 years ago

“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”  Mr B is wrong on two counts. 1. Animal rights isn’t “theology” AFAIK. The existence of an imaginary person in the sky who gives humans dominion over “beasts” is anathema to animal rights proponents. 2. Animal rights doesn’t put the “value of animals above those of humans and their rights”. Animal rights theory usually argues that all animals including humans have a life that is inherently valuable because it matters to the animal… Read more »

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

‘Katrina love’ is trying to re visit a debate we have already had on these pages.  Nobody here Katrina condones animal cruelty.  Everybody on both sides has had a win here, HUGH himself agreed we are all essentially on the same page.

The debate on this issue began in February 2015 and it went on for several months, so you’re a bit slow out of the starting blocks Katrina.

We’ve had a ‘win-win’ situation Katrina, look at the Orange result…… it’s over.

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

Bad Apples  regardless of terminologies,for or against,BAIRD and others,will not risk displacement by an activist groups beliefs. they had there chance,they were listened to,BAIRD fumbled over it,and the people spoke.those in say ORANGE who were fully against dog racing,spoke the correct way. they had the chance,they did not have the numbers,obviously. as for plice officers intervention,try and get them to react quickly regardless. will tell you to get RSPCA involved first.been known to occur umpteen times.they have obvious human situations to solve first. by all means produce evidence,but its probably same evidence already known to the McHugh report and other… Read more »

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

Bad Apples  A coup de grace with compensation or or a slow strangulation with no recompense.  Congratulations – you’ve now  got the latter.  I’d be jumping ship quick smart if I were you – it’s only a matter of time before most of you will be forced out anyway, so best to jump ship now while your investment is still worth something

YOU HAVENT GOT MUCH RIGHT SO FAR HAVE YOU.WE ARE STILL HERE AND MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER. ALL THE HIGH TALK YOU ESPOUSE IS NICE TO READ ON A LOO,BUT DONT BECOME A PUNTER OLD FELLA.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Bad Apples The sad part about you BAD APPLES is the name you have chosen , probably hasn’t done you and favors with your argument  it refers to some apples that are rotten! That terminology as a name to push your argument is not worthy of trust or belief. “Foot Note” It was Baird and Grant who appointed the Board of GRNSW to oversea the welfare of Greyhounds in NSW for many years, not Robert Borzak and those two failed the Greyhounds  and  the people of NSW with the Panel they have appointed, and probably nothing will  change. See BAD… Read more »

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw Bad Apples  and that is about as true a statement as I ever read. SEE BAD APPLES, its known throughout,no matter what state,that the comptrollers of the industry,have been as arrogant and as participative in law breaking as anyone.its no secret,but the dog person who just loves his dogs(u will never understand that type of love)is like the worker ants and bees.we are there to do what we are instructed by those fools in charge,and when things go A-UP,we are the ones who cop the flack.we work within the rules,the Governments who help set those rules,dont give a rats toss… Read more »

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw Bad Apples  BobWhitelaw Bad Apples  and that is about as true a statement as I ever read. SEE BAD APPLES, its known throughout,no matter what state,that the comptrollers of the industry,have been as arrogant and as participative in law breaking as anyone.its no secret,but the dog person who just loves his dogs(u will never understand that type of love)is like the worker ants and bees.we are there to do what we are instructed by those fools in charge,and when things go A-UP,we are the ones who cop the flack.we work within the rules,the Governments who help set those rules,dont give a… Read more »

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

lone widow  yep,it’s over.

but when one witnesses what the losers who followed CLINTON have been doing,its easy to understand there has to be a time for crying and whaling….lol

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

spyman Bad Apples Bad Apples  Hi Glad to see you using the Act, you are speaking with a certain air (cloak) of authority. Do you belong to an organisation which qualifies under the Definition of Charitable Organisations 4 (b) If yes have you got a Government prescription under Powers of Inspectors Definition  (a) (b) (c). and can you identify the list. and if yes what various sections have been delegated to your position and where can the written delegation of powers be obtained for perusal. “ It is always good for politicians to address” elephants” in the room by understanding what is… Read more »

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

John Tracey spyman Bad Apples  yeah,what he said???….lol

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

Snooki  actually that raises an issue. its only NOW that police and RSPCA etc; have been given the full arm of the law to act. before,and only just recently,there was so much red tape to break thru before you could enter a property. BAD APPLE,being as  conversant as you make out,you should be aware of that. see, I said before,that is past,this is now. its well known there were visiting hours when anyone could walk on a property to apprehend….short memories it appears.GRNSW stewards included. it was the activists who broke those rules by invading under cover of night to… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

spyman John Tracey Bad Apples Hi Spyman why the lol in your reply. Bad Apples is saying in effect that it is alright to have consenting sex between a human and non human animal (because they have equal rights) but a person cant shoot an animal because even though it may be legal it is not moral and that he or she can judge morality. I am reasonably sure that Bad Apples does not mean to imply the above but in using discretionary sections of an act it is exactly what is occurring . There have been a umber of surveys and… Read more »

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

John Tracey spyman Bad Apples  John. that indicates I agree with what you wrote.and without adding,we say…’yeah what he said”….meaning what you say not what BAD APPLES has said.come on John,catch up with the lingo.took me years but I am catching on,,,,,

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw lone widow Deborah555 spyman 

So you don’t mind a shrivelled up prune then Bob????

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

lone widow Deborah555 spyman As a long as you have a good heart, the rest don’t matter

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw lone widow Deborah555 spyman

Oh goodie, does that mean there’s hope for us shrivelled up old prunes yet Bob?

Sounds like she’s really mad at you?

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

I get sick and tired of hearing Scott saying Justice McHugh report was FAIR,JUST and EQUITABLE, this is  what he also felt at the time when the Inter-Code Agreement was released and agreed to by the code ,and look at what delivered for the code today !

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

lone widow BobWhitelaw Deborah555 spyman Yep why not ? had enough of the Greyhound  industry i believe.

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw lone widow Deborah555 spyman

So long as you have 50 acres, half a dozen spare kennells and a 700 mtr slipping track.

I’ll sleep in my car……..the rest don’t matter.

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw Shooters got up. All the burley in the water just makes fat fish you need to reign them in. Good fishing and farming as well.

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago
lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

Thank you John and all involved a good result thus far.

If i could coin a phrase from our opponents…….’WE SHUT YOU SUCKERS DOWN’………Feels good.

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

John Tracey 

Thank you john and all involved.

If i could coin a phrase from our opponents……..’WE SHUT YOU SUCKERS DOWN’……..Feels good.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

John Tracey BobWhitelaw Time to collect John, at fixed  odds was music to my ears.

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

lone widow John Tracey Labor preferences went 77% to the Shooters. A lot of labor members complaining that the preference3 deal cost them the duality (two party) System in the Bush.Interestingly the anti country vote preferences went to the Nationals.

Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw lone widow Deborah555 spyman  I knew what you meant Bob that we fight for our cause a cause that you are committed to as well. I was very flattered I know what sort of man you are a good one with a good heart who loves greyhounds and good people.

Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw spyman Deborah555 lone widow  I keep hearing that Bob.

Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

lone widow BobWhitelaw Deborah555 spyman  listen you two this is not a dating site lol.

Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw lone widow spyman  PS and a great fighter who never gives up – great work;.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

lone widow BobWhitelaw Deborah555 spyman Sorry only 20 acres, no spare kennels all taken up by retirees  and only 330 meter straight  track !

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

John Tracey John the industry must remember it was the Greyhound Action Group who brought the Shooters Fishers & Farmers  Party on board and into the Fight to save the industry back in 2012 and today the Party is still in there fighting for the Participants  and today,s result is a big win for the Greyhound Industry and the Government is on Notice and Borsak said today,  with now   a member in the lower house  our fight is gaining momentum with this monumental achievement.

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

a tremendous victory for ALL concerned.

crikey BOB,14s,and John taking us ALL to Vietnam. what a year I am having.

a victory of great importance to our industry,and the future needs to be ensconsed even more,with more upset victories placing the right peoples in the senate house.

hope all can try and attend all the Thank you MEETS being scheduled around the state.you need to show respect to those media personalities and editorial teams that fought for you and alongside you.the least we can do.

remove Baird,and the world is our oyster.

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw lone widow Deborah555 spyman 

Not good enough Bob!!! 

I’m pretty content with my life at the moment anyway, hrumph!!……lol.

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw John Tracey Fair Comment.

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw John Tracey One upped by a genius LOL.

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw Sorry Bob I accept that this is what you heard but it is not what the person involved has been saying to anyone else. The Association involved has been faithful to the motions to spend sufficient monies to decide the dispute. This motion was put forward at the GBOTA annual meetings and if I remember rightly I reframed one of your motions on the subject when you were still in the organisation. At the time I was thinking that the spend would be about $% million. The spend by the metropolitan association encouraged the main support as did the… Read more »

spyman
spyman
4 years ago

lone widow John Tracey  better than sex lone widow?

some wonderful people who have worked hard and tirelessly across many sections of the industry,are today celebrating a new revival,and a deserved voice.

but also,we must not lose the fact we still have plenty more to do.

unlike our activist opponents,we see we need change,and we are bloody going to do this and protect the industry for all and sundry,and steer it towards a better and safer future.

rid the industry of any corruption/s,and replace with people who have the industry at heart,not themselves.

stick firm.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

John Tracey BobWhitelaw John you must not keep defending incompetence! Please ask yourself why we got into this mess, and its because those people at the top that you continue support that’s nearly got us killed ,these people are incorrigible and they will never change. Its hard to be generous when so many like the GBOTA, GRNSW, and the now defunct NCA. who were not listening to the participants.The GBOTA and GRNSW told us the Select Committee,  The NO Show, The Rally, were bad idea’s,well didn’t we prove them wrong.As for the Association who tried to destroy my reputation and in… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

spyman John Tracey Hi spyman,

Give me a range of dates you can attend. see my post of the air-conditioned kennels.

https://www.australianracinggreyhound.com/australian-greyhound-racing/new-south-wales-greyhound-racing/lithgow-president-says-air-conditioning-essential-for-all-tracks/83605

John Tracey
John Tracey
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw John Tracey Fair comment but you should not assume other peoples motives only your own. The trust deed (fighting fund) is similar to the trust deed held by the treasury when the TAB was first formed in 1964. The Metro horses did the original funding and were later joined by the Metro Trots and the Metro Greyhounds. The other organisations including the Country Clubs did not contribute but were suspicious of the influence that the clubs putting in the money had. The current situation is much the same but the fighting trust fund deed protects the people who contributed to the… Read more »