When Four Corners works with animal liberation groups, they have a duty to frame their reports with more nuance than: ‘Torturing piglets, yes or no?’
On Monday, Four Corners aired the shocking results of an investigation by Animals Australia into the sport of greyhound racing. The episode, Making a Killing, features disturbing footage of a practice called live baiting, in which owners train their dogs by having them chase and maul small animals like rabbits, possums and piglets.
It’s an animal cruelty scandal of grand proportions. Live baiting is illegal in every state and territory in Australia, and 22 people alleged to have participated have been suspended by the greyhound racing industry’s regulator. Viewers were fierce in their condemnation.
A world where all nonhuman animals live free from abuse, exploitation, and suffering. Speciesist attitudes are rejected by society and veganism is accepted as the norm.
ALQ is opposed to the use of greyhounds in racing because of significant animal welfare issues. […] ALQ supports a ban on greyhound racing in Australia.
On Monday night ABC Four Corners will air the results of ground-breaking investigations conducted by Animal Liberation Queensland and Animals Australia, into the greyhound racing industry.