She was tied to a mechanical lure on a greyhound track, her tiny legs flailing as she fought against the ropes that bound her. At high speed she was flung around the race track so that greyhounds in training could chase, catch, and tear her body to pieces.
In her final terrifying moments this normally quiet and timid animal found her voice. Her spine-chilling screams were lost on the greyhound trainers who attended that day. But not on the Australian public who responded with outrage.
Our joint live baiting investigations forced major industry reforms. But while racing continues, helpless animals may still be tortured and used as live bait. And thousands of gentle dogs, who are the victims implicated in this industry, will still be killed.
Help protect animals by supporting our investigations unit today.
Evidence gathered by Animals Australia investigators exposed the shocking widespread practice of live baiting in NSW and VIC for the first time — leading to police raids, animal seizures, suspensions, prosecutions, jail time for perpetrators, industry reform and government inquiries. Countless small animals have since been spared from the horror of being used as ‘live bait’.
But with millions of dollars in prize money still on offer, unscrupulous greyhound trainers will always be tempted to resort to extreme methods in pursuit of a ‘win’. The threat of animal cruelty investigators in the field is currently the highest motivator for these trainers to not routinely abuse animals.
Your support can keep caring eyes watching over animals and help prevent and end cruelty in all industries where animals are at risk.
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As an Animals Australia donor, you are supporting life-saving work that strategically targets areas where animals are in the greatest need. You are underpinning investigations that have led to cruelty exposés on Four Corners, ABC 7.30 and 60 Minutes. And you share in the successes of cutting edge campaigns recognised the world over...
What’s more, you are part of a growing community of caring people who are driving real and lasting change for animals in Australia and beyond.
Animals Australia donors have underpinned critical milestones for animals including:
This is just the beginning. With your support, we can achieve even more for animals in need.