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Offline tontonan

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Offline Gintara

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« 2018-Jul-13, 12:04 AM Reply #476 »
Dog mass grave 'shows nothing changed'


Anyone know who it is?

No names have come out yet. Speculation is a retired 79 year old who's been in hospital (cancer)

Typical hysterical reports that leave out the above. Supposedly a registered trainer which opens up the question, when was the last kennel inspection? Speak with anyone, generally it's every 6 months. I haven't raced a dog since 2007 yet still hold a licence and have had 2 unannounced inspections from stewards in the last year - I don't even have kennels   :lol:  just a lone oldie roaming the backyard. So I'd be very surprised if he was still registered which would explain the lack of inspections.

Whilst the neglect is unacceptable to anyone with half a brain looking at the photos you don't see racing greyhounds but plenty of 'grey beards' or retirees. Purely speculating but it looks like a case of where he's become unable to or afford to look after them.

None of that seems to matter to the RSPCA who use this as nothing more than a headline to garner more donations  :mad: You only have to look at their FB post, noting the emotive language used and check the 3rd paragraph - there's the donate now button.  emthdown

This mob show be reporting the facts, not playing political games in the pursuit of cash.  emthdown

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« 2018-Jul-13, 02:18 AM Reply #477 »

Whilst the neglect is unacceptable to anyone with half a brain looking at the photos you don't see racing greyhounds but plenty of 'grey beards' or retirees. Purely speculating but it looks like a case of where he's become unable to or afford to look after them.


It has the feel of one of those "cat lady" stories you get from time to time where someone who is too old - or some other reason - cannot take on the animals they surround themselves with, and are usually unaware of the situation they are creating.

The "jump straight for the throat" approach by sections of social media, and mainstream media, has the hallmarks of the black hat vs white hat, good vs evil, devil vs. God, right vs wrong over simplified classifications that have been staged in recent years via the media.

Case needs to be taken on it's merits before extrapolating to every greyhound owner and trainer in the state or the country.

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« 2018-Jul-13, 06:49 AM Reply #478 »
It has the feel of one of those "cat lady" stories you get from time to time where someone who is too old - or some other reason - cannot take on the animals they surround themselves with, and are usually unaware of the situation they are creating.

The "jump straight for the throat" approach by sections of social media, and mainstream media, has the hallmarks of the black hat vs white hat, good vs evil, devil vs. God, right vs wrong over simplified classifications that have been staged in recent years via the media.

Case needs to be taken on it's merits before extrapolating to every greyhound owner and trainer in the state or the country.

Couldn't have said it better myself   emthup

Sadly the RSPCA / ABC / SMH etc can't wait to lay the boot into the industry as a whole and you can bet they won't retract, correct or apologise if they have reported this wrong  :mad:

I take offence (who would know   :lol:  ) to the way the case is reported via the RSPCA, they need to take a leaf out of the Police and simply report the facts, this emotive, cash driven type post is just a disgrace  emthdown

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« 2018-Jul-13, 08:18 AM Reply #479 »
The phenomena of people having too many pets to care for is so common that it is actually referred to as Animal Hoarding and there is a Wiki entry that describes it well. It is considered by many to be a form of mental illness rather than falling into the category of animal cruelty.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_hoarding

Animal hoarding is keeping a higher-than-usual number of animals as domestic pets without ability to properly house or care for them, while at the same time denying this inability. Compulsive hoarding can be characterized as a symptom of mental disorder rather than deliberate cruelty towards animals. Hoarders are deeply attached to their pets and find it extremely difficult to let the pets go. They typically cannot comprehend that they are harming their pets by failing to provide them with proper care. Hoarders tend to believe that they provide the right amount of care for them



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