anyway, i saw this today on my feed on facebook can't believe i still have an account, but not the point and i was legitimately so infuriated that i had to physically remove myself from the computer to get some lemonade. now that i'm back, i've decided to post this here so that others are made aware of this "trade" that's going on, and how macau's racetrack is literally a death sentence to all greyhounds that arrive there.
all of the above quoted information can be found at this link. you can also sign a petition on that page to help get these animals out of this abusive and deadly environment so that they may be rehomed.Greyhounds are running for their lives in Macau. But we can help them TODAY.
Ruthless Australian greyhound owners have been quietly sending Aussie dogs to race at Macau's Canidrome for years. These gentle dogs suffer immensely: confined to tiny, barren cages, often injured on the rock-hard track, and killed at an alarming rate — all dogs sent there will be dead within 3 years.
Animals Australia's world-first investigation has for the first time shed light on life inside the Canidrome for the 700 Australian dogs confined there. We're part of a Coalition of animal protection groups from around the globe urging authorities to close its doors.
And with the future of the Canidrome currently under review, we have a good chance of success. Add your voice today to calls to close the Canidrome and allow the greyhounds currently kept there to be adopted into safe and loving homes.
i've looked up some other sources, though these are some pretty dated articles (one is from 2011, though most i'm trying to post here are about a year or so old). here are a few of the sources that i have found that are explain this "sport."
found here.The peninsula of Macau is home to a single dog track called the the Yat Yuen Canidrome. At the Canidrome, nearly 400 greyhounds are put to death every year.
According to the Macau Daily Times, dogs race four times a week. If they finish outside the top three in five sequential races, they are destroyed. The head of Macau's animal control department has stated that every greyhound arriving at the track is dead within three years. An average of thirty new dogs arrives each month from Australia.
In 2007, a draft animal cruelty law was presented to the public for comment and consideration, but the Macau legislature never took it up. In fact, there are no laws in place to prevent the wanton killing of these gentle dogs.
the rest of the article can be found here.Hundreds of Australian greyhounds deemed too slow for Australian racing by their trainers and owners have been exported to Asia, in breach of racing rules, where they are languishing in shocking conditions.
the entire article can be read here.Australia's leading greyhound racing body has banned the export of dogs to Macau in a move that could threaten the future of the controversial Canidrome track.
Greyhounds Australasia has stopped issuing so-called "greyhound passports" to dogs being sent to Macau because it "does not support the export of greyhounds to any country that does not meet contemporary animal welfare standards" .
The ban on greyhound imports by Greyhounds Australia is not legally binding and members can flout the regulation and continue exports if they choose. The Canidrome may also be able to source greyhounds from unlicensed breeders.