Live baiting

Last updated 21 October 2020

Live baiting is the illegal practice of using small, live animals such as chickens, possums, piglets and kittens to stimulate greyhounds to chase, with the disgraceful theory that catching a live animal will result in faster racers. This causes unimaginable suffering to animals involved. Despite this being an illegal practice, the widespread use of it came to light in 2015. In spite of the industry's claims to have reformed, additional live baiting cases have come to light as recently as 2019, making claims that this cruel practice has been stamped out impossible to believe.

Images captured in Australia of illegal live baiting. Source: Daily Mail