Claims rabbits used as live bait for greyhounds, sparking investigation, Melbourne Australia

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A VICTORIAN greyhound racing expert fears for the future of the sport after top trainers and owners were found to be using live possums, piglets and rabbits as bait for racing dogs.

And the RSPCA says it is “stunned” Greyhound Racing Victoria’s stewards failed to discover the practice

Sickening surveillance footage aired on ABC’s Four Corners last night showed animals squealing in terror and pain as they were flung around training tracks as bait.

The State Government has promised to crack down on the industry following the TV report, with Racing Minister Martin Pakula labelling the live baiting practice “barbaric, abhorrent and illegal”.

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