15 greyhounds died on Australian tracks in August, according to stewards’ reports. Other injured dogs would have been killed away from the tracks after the race meetings.
Rest in peace
|4 Aug||LEKTRA COLLETT||Richmond NSW||Compound and comminuted fractures of tibia and fibula||Collision at turn, break down|
|5 Aug||WHY NOT POCKETS||Warragul VIC||Fractured elbow||Collisions at turn, break down|
|7 Aug||TIME TO SHOUT||Wauchope NSW||Compound fracture of radius/ulna||Hit by lure|
|12 Aug||OVERGRIP||Albion Park QLD||Fractured tibia||Collisions at turns, break down|
|15 Aug||MOMENT OF IMPACT||Cannington WA||Fractured hock||Collisions at turns, break down|
|17 Aug||QUEST FOR GOLD||Geelong VIC||Fractured foreleg||Catching pen incident|
|18 Aug||KIARNI JACK||Taree NSW||Compound fracture of humerus||Collision at turn, fall|
|21 Aug||TRUNKEY NAYA||Richmond NSW||Severely comminuted fractures of radius & ulna||Collision, fall|
|23 Aug||FERNANDO FEBEY||Cranbourne VIC||Fractured fibula and tibia||Collision at turn, fall|
|24 Aug||MR. RECORDER||Richmond NSW||Comminuted humeral fracture||Collision at turn, fall|
|24 Aug||APHRODITE||Ipswich QLD||Fractured foreleg||Collision at turn, fall|
|25 Aug||STEBONHEATH LAD||Cranbourne VIC||Fractured radius/ulna||Collision at turn, fall|
|26 Aug||ACTION PLUS||Hobart TAS||Collapsed and died|
|27 Aug||CAPTAIN GOLDIE||Warragul VIC||Fractured right radius/ulna||Collision at turn, break down|
|29 Aug||CHIEF’S SHOUT||Ballarat VIC||Fractured femur||Collisions at turn, fall|
Many of the leg injuries would have been treatable away from a callous industry… but note that comminuted (shattered) fractures are more commonly seen after car accidents or shotgun blasts.
Remember, Australia is in a Covid-19 pandemic crisis, but animal racing continues, putting greyhounds and humans at risk.
At one NSW regional town, a race meeting was held at the same location as a Covid-19 testing and vaccination hub. A local doctor said that from “a health perspective it is an absolute disaster.”
He added that, “There is no justification for this, except money….This shows the government is catering for certain interest groups instead of looking after the community as a whole.”
And these interest groups have taken at least 15 greyhound lives in August alone.
Images show the last moments of these beautiful dogs.