Greyhound Racing Victoria's chairman Peter Caillard resigned on Monday, citing last week's "repulsive" revelations that the brutal practice of live baiting is still being used to train greyhounds in Australia.
ABC's report included graphic footage showing live animals including rabbits, pigs and possums being tied to machines that sling them around the track to activate the greyhounds' chasing instinct. The bait animals can be heard screaming and are often mauled to death by the dogs when caught.
Since 2012, Caillard served as chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria, the organization that governs the state's massive dog racing industry. In his own words, here are Caillard's thoughts from his statement on the live baiting scandal:
1. "Although I had read that the archaic practice of live baiting had occurred years ago, it was distressing to discover it was still occurring in recent times."