Yesterday Crikey‘s Bernard Keane reported that a pro-greyhound racing group had threatened participants in the McHugh Inquiry, where whistleblowers had made submissions and given evidence about the cruelty of the greyhound industry. National Greyhound Racing United posted on its Facebook page on Monday, in anticipation of Mike Baird’s back-down on the greyhound racing ban: “We will enjoy this victory, then we will turn our attention to those that made submissions in the McHugh report, their crime will not go unpunished.”
It seems threats are the main form of communication for the NGRU. Yesterday the group’s Twitter account sent this tweet to Keane, writing: “All class this bloke” with an emoji representation of a gun pointed at a person’s head.
The tweet has since been deleted, but it shows the level to which the debate has sunk.