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Qld government announces greyhound industry review

THE state government has announced an independent review into the state's greyhound industry following revelations of animal cruelty in live baiting during training sessions.

Queensland racing minister Bill Byrne said the review would determine how the live baiting was allowed to go undetected.

"Queenslanders were rightly disgusted at the footage screened recently of alleged animal cruelty incidents by people associated with the greyhound racing industry," Mr Byrne said.

While he said the industry had regulations in place, a review was needed to determine what went wrong.

The review would be headed by Alan McSporran, SC, a respected barrister with experience in the conduct of inquiries, Mr Byrne said.

Mr Byrne said the review would take three months, cost up to $3 million, but would be fully-funded by the racing industry.

He also said the terms of reference was expected to be released later this week.



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