He said the greyhound industry was committed to the welfare of the animals, including re-homing them after their racing careers ended. "Most greyhound trainers are actually doing the right thing and they're using synthetic lures.". The industry body has since invested more than $30 million on measures to promote integrity in the industry. The trainers have been stood down pending the issuing of charges. "If the allegations are right, it's cheating in the form of cruelty to animals. Greyhound Racing Victoria has not revealed the exact nature of the charges. Greyhound Racing Victoria’s integrity unit (GRIU) has suspended three trainers in relation to practices suspected to be in breach of greyhound racing rules. The charge was in relation to the greyhound Loud Lana which returned a positive urine sample to procaine when competing at Traralgon on December 3, 2016. Three greyhound trainers have been suspended for baiting their dogs with live possums, throwing the sport's Victorian racing industry into another crisis. Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula said misconduct must be rooted out. 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The industry body has since invested more than $30 million on measures to promote integrity in the industry. Mr Clayton said he did not believe the method worked, but acknowledged: "in any industry or sport where there's money involved, people will try to cheat". "We need to make sure that this sort of conduct cannot happen and that anybody associated with it should be banned for life from the industry," he told reporters. "I'm not surprised at all that it's happening behind closed doors," she told ABC Radio Melbourne. "We are now a capable body, capable of regulating the industry. Providing services and excellence of knowledge to the Greyhound community, including breeders, owners and trainers. Racing Queensland has issued 7 of the 13 suspended greyhounds trainers with show cause notices as to why they should not be banned from racing for life. Three Victorian greyhound trainers have been suspended after allegedly using possums as live bait, but the head of the sport insists the illegal practice is not widespread. Greyhound trainers Ray Gatti, left, and Tracey Kunde. In 2015, the Victorian greyhound industry suspended 17 trainers over a live-baiting scandal that rocked the sport across Australia. The trainers, who have not been identified by Greyhound Racing Victoria, will be unable to practise pending charges. Three Victorian greyhound racing trainers have been suspended for alleged breaches of racing rules. In 2015, the Victorian greyhound industry suspended 17 trainers over a live-baiting scandal that rocked the sport across Australia. The trainers, who have not been identified by Greyhound Racing … An ABC investigation can reveal two of the three Victorian greyhound racing figures suspended from the sport are Rinaldo 'Wren' Divirgilio and his son Ben Divirgilio. 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"I'm pretty sure its much more widespread than three individuals in the industry.". The trainers have been stood down pending the issuing of charges. It's completely unacceptable.". In 2015, the Victorian greyhound industry suspended 17 trainers over a live-baiting scandal that rocked the sport across Australia. But the state government won't consider shutting down the industry. By using this website you’re confirming that you’re happy to accept our use of cookies. ORANGE owner-trainer Greg Board is in limbo after three of his top dogs were pulled from racing by Greyhound Racing Victoria because they were trained by suspended trainer Darren McDonald. Now it does. Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula said misconduct must be rooted out. We have been to 100 per cent of the properties and the culture in the industry has dramatically changed from when I started," Mr Clayton said. Of the 28 doping offences recorded, only four trainers were banned. 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