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GREYHOUNDS NEED YOUR HELP:
Humane Society International, along with other animal welfare organisations including Grey2K USA, Animals Asia, Animals Australia and ANIMA, is concerned over the export of greyhounds from Australia to countries such as Macau and China, where welfare standards fail to protect them from cruelty and suffering.
A single dog track called the Canidrome in Macau is a worn out facility that lacks even the most basic welfare standards for dogs. Dogs who are not racing are confined in tiny cages, and those who do may get injured. If they don't perform well they are simply destroyed. Around 400 dogs are killed each year and every greyhound arriving at the track is dead within three years. Australia continues to export dogs to Macau knowing their fate, and 309 greyhounds were sent in 2011.
HSI believes the export of greyhounds to such countries needs to end and has written to the Government, the Macau Chief Executive, and Greyhounds Australasia to voice our opinion. Click these links to view the letters we have sent to Hon Joe Ludwig (55.1 kb), to the Macau Chief Executive (116.6 kb), and to the CEO of Greyhounds Australasia (32.4 kb). You can add your voice too by writing similar letters to help stop greyhounds being exported to these countries.
owners angry as macau canidrome fails to stop euthanising retired dogs
16th December 2012 click here