QRIC Media Release: Greyhound owner and trainer disqualified for 15 months on animal welfare charges

Friday 28 July 2023

A licensed greyhound owner and trainer with up to 26 greyhounds in his care, including seven puppies, has been banned from racing for 15 months for breaching animal welfare rules and failing to follow stewards’ orders.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) stewards conducted a kennel inspection at Jason Haim’s property on 1 July, where he was directed to rectify several animal welfare concerns.

At a follow-up kennel inspection on 10 July, stewards weren’t satisfied that Mr Haim had complied with their direction and charged him with failing to provide his greyhounds with sufficient food, drink and protective apparel.

Mr Haim was also issued with three charges for failing to provide adequately sized kennels kept in a clean and sanitary condition, and one charge for failing to comply with a stewards’ order.

In addition, Mr Haim was charged for failing to provide for the health, welfare or safety of his greyhounds.

Mr Haim pleaded not guilty to all charges and was issued with six penalties amounting to a total disqualification period of 15 months.

All dogs have been removed from Mr Haim’s care and transferred to locations approved by the stewards.

QRIC stewards report


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