News of the mass grave has reignited the fierce debate over greyhound racing that peaked in February, when it was revealed that trainers were abusing live animals to engage dogs' chasing instinct. Some critics of the industry are using this tragic discovery to call for an immediate end to the sport.
In the meantime, police are working to bring the dogs' killers to justice; they have identified several trainers they will be investigating in coming days. One licensed greyhound trainer and her husband have already been charged with weapon offenses.
"The people who have perpetrated this crime to me are oxygen thieves," Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller said, according to The Courier Mail. "They are cowards and they are pathetic."
If you'd like to help put an end to this tragic sport, you can sign the petition at GreyhoundCruelty.com.