As outrage within the greyhound racing industry and wider community continues in the aftermath of allegations of live baiting in greyhound racing, attention is now turning to authorities to name and prosecute the ten registered persons, suspended last Friday, at the centre of the scandal.
GRV’s General Manager of Integrity, Racing and Welfare said there are complexities to the investigation of an unprecedented case like this that made the naming of the suspended persons problematic.
“We understand the public’s desire for swift action and are aware the Four Corner program named certain participants. They don’t have to prosecute the case. Having regard for legal advice received we are unable, at this time, to confirm the persons who have had their registrations suspended. We have immediately suspended all the individuals identified from evidence provided to us and will work hard to identify others as more information comes to hand,” Canty said.
“It is our intention, as well as the demand of most people in the sport, to drive these rogue elements out. The investigation will take time because it is extremely important we follow due legal process. We want our charges to stick, and we want the RSPCA’s charges to stick,” he added.
GRV is continuing with its investigation and is assisting the RSPCA in their efforts to bring about justice in the shortest time possible.