Animals In Print
The On-Line Newsletter
From 28 February 2002 Issue
Greyhounds exported to South Korea as food.
ANIMALS IN PRINT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE
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
This is a first step to stopping the export of greyhounds to Asia.
Please help put the pressure on.
(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.
The contact details are as follows:
Greyhound Racing Authority (NSW)
Steve Rosier, Chief Executive
PO Box 138
Northern Territory Dept of Industries and Business
Malcolm Richardson, Manager Racing
GPO Box 1154
Greyhound Racing Authority of Queensland
Darren Bevis, Chief Executive
Greyhound Racing SA
PO Box 2352
Regency Park S.A.
Greyhound Racing Council Tasmania
Mrs June Phillips, Chairman
Racing House, 22 Paterson Street,
Greyhound Racing Victoria
John Stephens, Chief Executive
432-442 William Street,
West Melbourne, Victoria
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(Photo Right: Zooey, another rescued greyhound, camping with the family.)
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