The greyhounds lost in August

The greyhounds lost in August

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 AugLEKTRA COLLETTRichmond NSWCompound and comminuted fractures of tibia and fibulaCollision at turn, break down
5 AugWHY NOT POCKETSWarragul VICFractured elbowCollisions at turn, break down
7 AugTIME TO SHOUTWauchope NSWCompound fracture of radius/ulnaHit by lure
12 AugOVERGRIPAlbion Park QLDFractured tibiaCollisions at turns, break down
15 AugMOMENT OF IMPACTCannington WAFractured hockCollisions at turns, break down
17 AugQUEST FOR GOLDGeelong VICFractured forelegCatching pen incident
18 AugKIARNI JACKTaree NSWCompound fracture of humerusCollision at turn, fall
21 AugTRUNKEY NAYARichmond NSWSeverely comminuted fractures of radius & ulnaCollision, fall
23 AugFERNANDO FEBEYCranbourne VICFractured fibula and tibiaCollision at turn, fall
24 AugMR. RECORDERRichmond NSWComminuted humeral fractureCollision at turn, fall
24 AugAPHRODITEIpswich QLDFractured forelegCollision at turn, fall
25 AugSTEBONHEATH LADCranbourne VIC Fractured radius/ulnaCollision at turn, fall
26 AugACTION PLUSHobart TASCollapsed and died 
27 AugCAPTAIN GOLDIEWarragul VICFractured right radius/ulnaCollision at turn, break down
29 AugCHIEF’S SHOUTBallarat VICFractured femurCollisions 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.

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