A Tasmanian greyhound trainer has been banned for life for using a wallaby skin to entice greyhounds to jump from the starting box during training.
The Office of Racing Integrity released a report on Friday that detailed allegations against trainer Gavin Whitney, of Brighton, and its decision to issue a lifetime ban.
He is believed to be the first person in any Tasmanian racing code to receive a lifetime ban.
ORI stewards conducted a kennel inspection at Mr Whitney's address on September 12 with a vet and the licensed owner.
They found a wallaby skin which the report states was used "to entice greyhounds to assist them jumping out of the starting boxes" at Mr Whitney's kennel on four occasions.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing the wallaby skin, but not guilty to a charge of using it to entice greyhounds.
Stewards found him guilty after considering the evidence of the case.
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Mr Whitney has the right to appeal the decision to the Tasmanian Racing Appeals Board.
Tasracing chief executive officer Paul Eriksson said the industry had been working to rid the sport of "illegal and immoral practice", and the ORI findings were "so disappointing".
"ORI and Tasracing are actively conducting inspections of industry participants' properties - which will continue - to ensure the high standards of the industry are maintained," he said.
"We will protect the reputation of the participants who care for their animals and abide by the strict animal welfare rules that are in place."
Racing Minister Elise Archer said the mandatory lifetime ban was brought in as part of the government's 2016 reforms to the Tasmanian racing industry.
"The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has zero tolerance for such an abhorrent approach to animal welfare," she said.
"The vast majority of greyhound trainers and owners treat their dogs with enormous care so it is important breaches by the very small minority are investigated and acted upon."