Send a strong message to Macau's leadership today and urge them
to end dog racing.
an online petition
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
The peninsula of Macau is home to a single dog track called
the 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 races in a
row, 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.
Please sign our petition to end this cruelty now.
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.
As long as greyhound racing continues, greyhounds will
suffer. According to information provided by Greytexploitations,
Macau's 800 dogs spend most of their brief lives in cages
stacked two high, and when they race, they are watched by a
"pitifully small crowd …who pay an entrance fee of less than €1"
to sit in the stands.
This senseless activity must end. Please join with
and animal protection groups around the world to call for an end
to dog racing in Macau.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!