What To Do About Cecil?

When I read reports on the 17th of this month about a greyhound trainer called Cecil Kennedy being convicted in Singleton Local Court for breaches of the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, my instant though was, what did he do? What could Cecil possibly have done to result in this ruling?

They are out to get the greyhound industry. In this case, they went light.

How he escaped with such a small fine of $1000 and vet expenses, I will never understand.

Most readers would have heard the saying “a picture speaks a thousand words”. Well in this case it speaks a million. I urge anybody reading this article to take two minutes to look at the RSPCA NSW media release and see the condition of these dogs.

In this writers opinion, Cecil should be locked up and not fed until he deteriorates in condition comparable to the dogs that were left in his “care”.

It’s an utter disgrace what these dog’s were subjected too. This wasn’t something that happened over a few days, or even weeks. These dogs were subjected to pure neglect for months. It’s a tragic situation and one that needs to be stamped out completely. Zero tolerance.

There is a public hearing for the inquiry into greyhound racing in NSW on the 5th and 6th of February. Let’s hope it is proven that this is a rare case, and not the norm.

Australian Racing Greyhound has taken shots at the GRNSW for what we have considered to be extremely soft handling of the Jason Mackay case, amongst other drug cases. This is the chance for GRNSW to take a stand.

Give him life.

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Scott Young
Scott Young
7 years ago

Grub

SamanthaRiley
SamanthaRiley
7 years ago

GRNSW allowed a convicted paedophile to attend race tracks again and be around children. They are a joke. There are people out there trying to get the biggest “rorter” in the game back from a lifetime ban from the same family! Come on GRNSW show some strength. They are a disgrace to the sport and GRNSW should set an example and not let them back. This grub who mistreated dogs should cop life too.

Alansmith
Alansmith
7 years ago

8 times the fine in vet costs? …. the fine was clearly woefully inadequate.
5 year ban? Should be life.

RufusLelevrier
RufusLelevrier
7 years ago

GRNSW has known about this horrific case since October 2013, but took no action to suspend Kennedy until the day he was convicted in court. Were they waiting to see if he would be acquitted and then all would be forgiven?

This case is a huge failure of regulatory oversight. Kennedy repeatedly presented grossly underweight dogs for racing before the RSPCA ever got involved. The dogs were disqualified from racing and Kennedy was fined $100 each dog, but GRNSW took no discernible notice and no discernible action to protect the dogs in his charge.

Kyleigh Fahey
Kyleigh Fahey
7 years ago

^^ agreed

Scott Young
Scott Young
7 years ago

Grub

SamanthaRiley
SamanthaRiley
7 years ago

GRNSW allowed a convicted paedophile to attend race tracks again and be around children. They are a joke. There are people out there trying to get the biggest “rorter” in the game back from a lifetime ban from the same family! Come on GRNSW show some strength. They are a disgrace to the sport and GRNSW should set an example and not let them back. This grub who mistreated dogs should cop life too.

Alansmith
Alansmith
7 years ago

8 times the fine in vet costs? …. the fine was clearly woefully inadequate.

5 year ban? Should be life.

RufusLelevrier
RufusLelevrier
7 years ago

GRNSW has known about this horrific case since October 2013, but took no action to suspend Kennedy until the day he was convicted in court. Were they waiting to see if he would be acquitted and then all would be forgiven?

This case is a huge failure of regulatory oversight. Kennedy repeatedly presented grossly underweight dogs for racing before the RSPCA ever got involved. The dogs were disqualified from racing and Kennedy was fined each dog, but GRNSW took no discernible notice and no discernible action to protect the dogs in his charge.

Kyleigh Fahey
Kyleigh Fahey
7 years ago

^^ agreed