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Live Rabbits Used as Bait in Greyhound Racing: Shocking New Audio

Live Rabbits Used as Bait in Greyhound Racing: Shocking New Audio

For decades, greyhound trainers routinely used live rabbits and other animals to train racing dogs . In a cruel practice called “live lure training ,” greyhounds would be allowed to tear these other animals apart. Trainers used this barbaric technique because they believed it caused dogs to be faster racers. After receiving overwhelming public criticism , the National Greyhound Association claimed in the 1980s that it ended this practice. Sadly, that claim was wrong . First, news surfaced of an Arizona live lure case in 2002 . Then in 2011, a Texas greyhound trainer surrendered his state license after he was caught on video using live rabbits to train dogs. After learning of this most recent case, GREY2K USA submitted a public information request to the state of Texas asking for the live lure video footage. Our request was denied . The state did, however, provide us with a...

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