Possibly without realizing he was doing it, a supporter of greyhound racing in Australia is challenging a common practice of many breeders across the world.
Anthony Jeffress, a breeder, was quoted Feb. 20 in an article by Australian Racing Greyhound. He was concerned about the dogs been taken by authorities during the investigation concerning live baiting.
The article reports at least two mother dogs were “separated from their respective litters aged 12-14 weeks.” And then Jeffress was quoted as saying:
“There are a lot of greyhound trainers who believe mothers should be left with their pups for as long as six months,” Jeffress said.
“Those two were weaned off but it’s not just about the feed, it’s about the socialisation.”