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Taboo: Leaving behind a pet’s dark past is no walk in the park

Greyhound racing is now banned in Canberra, after revelations of neglect and cruelty in the industry. This shadow haunts greyhound owners, who endure abuse just walking down the street with their pet. In the final of our Taboo series, Ben Silvester examines what it’s like to own a pet with a past.

Video by Benjamin Silvester

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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