cat-book.gif (137497 bytes)cat-book-l.jpg (4482 bytes)

Animals In Print
The On-Line Newsletter

From 28 February 2002 Issue

UPDATE
  Greyhounds exported to South Korea as food.

ANIMALS IN PRINT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE HIDEOUS DOG / CAT MEAT INDUSTRY IN SOUTH KOREA FOR YEARS. YOU MAY READ ALL ABOUT THIS ILLEGAL BUSINESS IN OUR FORMER ISSUE:

    There's a Dog In the Stew: http://www.all-creatures.org/aip/nl-3jun2001.html  

Now greyhounds are being exported to South Korea as another source of dog meat. We must act quickly to stop this horror.

INFORMATION JUST IN:

I was sent the following by Animals Australia after asking for their assistance in stopping the export of greyhound to Vietnam, Korea etc. They have shown great concern and have initiated action. If you could kindly circulate the following and for everyone to write a letter of protest at the export of greyhounds to Asia highlighting no amount of propaganda will disguise the fact that the greyhounds will add to the hideous dog meat industry in these countries and that there is great opposition to this. Maybe you could send them pictures of the suffering of dogs in Korea. Could you please also send a copy of your letter to Laura at enquiries@animalsaustralia.org.  This is a first step to stopping the export of greyhounds to Asia.  Please help put the pressure on.

CONFIRMATION

(The photo above and the one to the right show the fate of these dogs.)

We've had it confirmed (by Australian Quarantine Inspection Services) that 200 greyhounds were exported from Australia to Korea in the 2001 calendar year and none to Japan. Unfortunately they are not able to divulge details to me.  I have also written to the federal government requesting that they impose a moratorium on the export - at least until such time as the welfare of these dog can be guaranteed.

(By comparison, to the left and below are photos of a rescued greyhound, Ozzie, living as a member of the family, and sleeping on the sofa with Seth.)

My enquiries to each of the state greyhound racing authorities has uncovered that they will be conducting a CEO's conference in March 2002 and the topic of exporting greyhounds will be discussed at this meeting.  I have informed these authorities that there is international concern about this issue and I wonder if both yourselves and your American counterpart could write to each state authority?  This would show them that this is something that will attract international condemnation and is not just something that Animals Australia has concerns about.

I'd also be most grateful if you could provide us with a copy of what you send so that I can keep track here.

Thanks so much for your help.

Regards, Helen

The contact details are as follows:

Greyhound Racing Authority (NSW)
Steve Rosier, Chief Executive
PO Box 138
Lidcombe
NSW
Australia 2141

Northern Territory Dept of Industries and Business
Malcolm Richardson, Manager Racing
GPO Box 1154
Darwin NT
Australia  0801

Greyhound Racing Authority of Queensland
Darren Bevis, Chief Executive
Amy Street,
Breakfast Creek,
Albion,  Queensland
Australia  4010

Greyhound Racing SA
Chief Executive
PO Box 2352
Regency Park  S.A.
Australia  5942

Greyhound Racing Council Tasmania
Mrs June Phillips, Chairman
Racing House, 22 Paterson Street,
Launceston, Tasmania
Australia  7250

Greyhound Racing Victoria
John Stephens, Chief Executive
432-442 William Street,
West Melbourne, Victoria
Australia  3003

For information about animal issues, visit http://www.animalsaustralia.org
To make a secure online donation to Animals Australia:
http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/listdonation.jsp?id=192

Animals Australia - the voice for animals
PO Box 1023, Collingwood,
Victoria
Australia 3066

Return to Animals in Print 28 Feb 2002 Issue

(Photo Right:  Zooey, another rescued greyhound, camping with the family.)

 

 

  | Home Page | Newsletter Directory |

Please send comments and submittals to the Editor: Linda Beane Ljbeane1@aol.com

Animals in Print - A Newsletter concerned with: advances, alerts, animal, animals, attitude, attitudes, beef, cat, cats, chicken, chickens, compassion, consciousness, cows, cruelty, dairy, dog, dogs, ecology, egg, eggs, education, empathy, empathize, empathise, environment, ethics, experiment, experiments, factory, farm, farms, fish, fishing, flesh, food, foods, fur, gentleness, health, human, humans, non-human, hunting, indifference, intelligent, intelligence, kindness, lamb, lambs, liberation, medical, milk, natural, nature, newsletters, pain, pig, pigs, plant, plants, poetry, pork, poultry, research, rights, science, scientific, society, societies, species, stories, study, studies, suffering, test, testing, trapping, vegetable, vegetables, vegan, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism, water, welfare (d-7)


This site is hosted and maintained by:
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation
Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org.
Since date.gif (991 bytes)