Stop exportation of greyhounds
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Australian greyhounds are being exported to foreign countries where they suffer horrible conditions and then are put to death. If this were happening in Australia the perpetrators would be in jail. Why are we allowing these beautiful dogs to travel overseas and then suffer these terrible fates?
From the "Animals Australia" website:
"It wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to describe the state of dog racing overseas as 'The Greyhound Hunger Games'. Dogs are killed then dumped in mass graves in Vietnam, while locals tell stories of live greyhounds being fed to big cats and other predators at the Shanghai wildlife park. And, as revealed on ABC's 7.30 program, at Macau's 'Canidrome' Australian greyhounds are literally running for their lives.
Despite gambling on greyhound racing being illegal in mainland China, and an industry suspension on exports to Macau, Australian owners have been selling a steady stream of greyhounds into the region. Macau is their biggest customer. And with the big bucks made through the auctions of new arrivals, there's no incentive to keep old, slow, or injured dogs alive.
Not that winning is a guarantee of survival. Even past champions who fail to finish in the top 3 for five races in a row are put on a "retirement" list. They'll get a jab with a lethal injection — leaving their tiny cages empty and ready to receive the next batch of doomed Australian dogs".
Please sign the petition so that it can be presented to Mr. Barnaby Joyce who has the power to stop this cruel practice.
Please also visit the Animals Australia website for more information.
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