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. Brooklyn is one of those dogs.
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 the Chief Executive of Macau, Dr. Chui Sai On, and ask him to force the Canidrome to introduce an adoption program. Dogs like Brooklyn will die without our help.
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 GREY2K USA and animal protection groups around the world to call for an end to dog racing in Macau.
Sign our petition now and help us send a strong message to Macau's leadership today.