Outrage over The Cut Tavern’s post
The Cut Tavern manager said the backlash from a greyhound Facebook post was almost to the point of bullying.
A FACEBOOK post from The Cut Tavern Bar & Bistro in Dawesville went viral for all the wrong reasons.
The post showed a photo of a puppy and said the Cut Tavern was buying a greyhound pup to race.
“We are selling 60 shares at $200 a share,” the post said.
In 19 hours the post had garnered 600, mostly negative, comments and 300 shares.
“Well isn’t it nice to see you support such a vile industry,” a woman said.
“This is absolutely disgusting,” another woman said.
“You’re gonna (sic) lose so many customers, and you deserve to.”
“Treating these beautiful dogs like commodities for your own greed-driven gain... they are someone not something. Shame on you,” another woman commented.
Another person commented: “how to kill a business with one post”.
While the reaction was mainly one of outrage, some people defended the Cut Tavern’s decision to buy a greyhound.
“It’s funny how a couple bad guys in the industry turns everyone to grabbin pitchforks and tainting innocent ones with the same brush,” one man said.
“The ‘industry’ isn’t cruel and you can’t force a dog to race,” another man said.
“If it doesn’t want to… it won’t. All these do-gooder comments from keyboard leftards that have absolutely no idea apart from what they hear on A Current Affair.”
Someone else said the dogs were well looked after.
“How dare you take it out on the tavern you idiots,” he said.
Ten hours after the greyhound post was shared, The Cut Tavern shared another post saying for every drink purchased on Saturday, $1 would be donated to an animal welfare charity.
The Cut manager Kelly Brown said some of the comments were nasty.
“We’ve been involved in the industry for a few years and know first-hand how things work,” she said.
“We appreciate the concern, but many of the comments are misinformed.
“They do not support the racing industry but we do.
“Everyone has a right to their opinion, but to condemn us for our opinion is unfair. It’s almost to the point of bullying.”
Miss Brown said people had used private message to threaten her business.
She said the puppy had sold and they were thinking of buying another one.
Miss Brown said she would not remove the post and would continue with plans to race a puppy.
Left: The Cut Tavern’s post that sparked outrage. Right: The Cut followed the greyhound post up with a fundraiser for an animal welfare charity.