You know what I’m sick of?
I’m sick of seeing pictures of gutless NSW Labor Party members posing with pictures of greyhounds. It’s opportunistic, desperate, hypocritical, and quite frankly, repulsive.
It is like these MP’s are saying “we are so apathetic in regards to your suffering, but we are happy to milk your misery for short-term political advantage”.
While the public are screaming for the greyhound racing industry to be shut down, Labor has deserted its members and its base, and much to everyone’s surprise it is the Liberal Party leading the way on this issue.
Some first term Labor MP’s such as Hugh McDermott, along with his highly questionable military record, have yet to find a political orifice too tight to crawl up have been enthusiastically acting as a Foley finger puppet. To look at the way he’s patting the greyhound in the below picture you’d swear he’d never pat a dog in his life.
It’s not just McDermott though, there have been many other and probably none more than NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley.
As everybody knows the issue is not with the greyhounds that Labor politicians are getting the ‘happy-snaps” with. So the pathetic spectacle of Labor MP’s queuing up for a photo with a greyhound fools nobody, no matter how stupid they arrogantly think the public is.
The issue is with the greyhounds being illegally pumped full of all kinds of drugs. The issue is with the greyhounds being illegally shipped to Macau for what amounts to torture. The issue is with the greyhounds found buried at the bottom of a mass grave with a hundred others. The issue is with the greyhound that is killed at the track because it slipped while it was chasing a mechanical rabbit. The issue is with the greyhounds slaughtered as pups because a trainer thinks they won’t run fast enough. The issue is with the greyhounds with their throats cut and hung upside down to drain their blood. The issue is with the greyhounds used for dental experiments and then killed.
I won’t hold my breath waiting for Labor MP’s to pose with pictures of these greyhounds.
No matter what shit they shovel, and no matter what crap they feed you, this is what the NSW Labor Party are vouching for. They have wilfully chosen to back the industry that has practiced, supported, promoted, and covered up systemic animal cruelty.
This is on top of all the dead rabbits, possums, kittens, piglets and other animals tied to a mechanical apparatus to be mauled to death savagely in the hideous practice of live baiting.
But yeah I know, there are some good people in the industry, after all this is what Luke Foley and Sam Dastyari have told us.
One of those “good guys” was on record with the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry, or better known now as the Greyhound Abuse Industry. “Good guy” Tony Gannon told the Inquiry when asked about live baiting
“If you can find us another way of doing it, let’s do it,”
Then adding to this admission
“Personally, I don’t care about dead rabbits. The issue of money is more my concern to keep the industry going.”
This same “good guy” told the former Greyhound Racing CEO NSW Brent Hogan on a phone call in relation to those who took footage for the 4 Corners episode on live baiting
“I would have bashed the fuck out of them and took the camera,”
Great guy I’m sure Mr Foley.
These might be the type of scum people like Foley admires, but I’ll save my admiration for others.
My admiration is saved for people like Trish Doyle and Jo Haylen. These Members are the vision and voice of hope for the NSW Labor Party. Gutsy ladies who despite being a members of Foley’s opposition have stood up for their constituents, and their own integrity and voiced support for what we all know is the right thing to do.
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