Police have laid further charges in the greyhound live-baiting scandal.
Police have laid further charges in the greyhound live-baiting scandal.

Greyhound Racing Inquiry Task Force lays further charges

Police have this week charged another three local people in relation to allegations of live baiting.

The charges come in the fallout of the recent Four Corners program which had allegations of trainers using animals such as possums, piglets, rabbits and other animals to enhance the performance of racing greyhounds in Queensland.

Police have announced a 41-year-old Atkinsons Dam man has been charged with seven counts of serious animal cruelty and will appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on April 6.

Meanwhile a 73-year-old Lowood man has been charged with one count of serious animal cruelty and will appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on April 23.

A 64-year-old Lowood woman has been charged with making a false declaration and will appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on April 8.

The joint Queensland Police Service and RSPCA Task Force that was established to investigate allegations of animal cruelty in the greyhound racing industry, continues to conduct investigations into the allegations of 'live baiting' and more arrests are expected.

To date five people have been charged with 23 offences including serious animal cruelty and making false declarations. 

Racing Queensland has stood down more than 30 trainers and new Queensland Racing Minister Bill Byrne has announced an independent inquiry into the industry.


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