Greyhounds Australasia boss promises decisive action

THE chief executive of , , has warned there is no place in the sport for those who continue to use .

Parker said there was anger in the greyhound community that a small number of trainers had flouted the law with behaviour he said was “extremely unethical”, “abhorrent” and “totally rejected by the industry”.

Speaking before Monday night’s airing of the Four Corners investigation titled “Making A Killing”, he said the controversy over live baiting had resurfaced just as the industry was making inroads into becoming a family-friendly sport “all about the racing’’.

“We don’t believe it [live baiting] is systemic,” he said.

Parker rejected suggestions the ruling bodies were not well enough resourced to seek out and combat cases of live baiting.

Rather he said it was no simple matter to obtain evidence as stewards could not trespass on private properties to take footage or seek evidence of any alleged wrongdoing. often followed up tip-offs and speculation regarding live baiting but had to operate by their own set of .

Four Corners, in conjunction with Animals and Animal Liberation Queensland, is understood to have handed footage and other information relating to alleged live-baiting activities to state-based RSPCAs a fortnight ago.

The , along with state police, launched co-ordinated raids last Wednesday at five properties in Queensland, New South Wales and . So far, seven participants have been stood down in Queensland, six in and 10 in Victoria.

Parker also said it was not unusual that the 23 participants had been immediately stood down, saying the serious nature of the alleged offences demanded swift action.

He said Greyhounds Australasia would undertake an independent review of all systems relating to animal welfare and to meet and surpass community expectations.

Greyhounds Australasia is the overarching body that includes representatives from Australia’s state and territory controlling groups and from Greyhound Racing New Zealand.

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deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
6 years ago

Scott parker is my father and I think you should mind your language and stop being so rude, he’s not a poor bloke and is not just another person behind the desk. He’s the CEO and works hard at his job, mind your own business.

deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
6 years ago

Your rude and need to be sacked kerrie

deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
6 years ago

Everyone stop hating on my father

deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
6 years ago

Totally Peter

deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
6 years ago

hi

deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
deleted_72655294_Parkersjazc
6 years ago

Mr

mosu you have no idea what your talking about so please keep your mouth shut

Retired grey
Retired grey
6 years ago

I am not hating on your father. He has a job and he is not doing it very well. That’s not hating that’s a fact and you can ignore facts but that doesn’t change them.

who was defending defenceless animals with no voice? Next to them your dad is not suffering so much.