"So so upsetting": Irish greyhounds exported to Macau are now DEAD
Oct 5, 2017 — Five of the Irish greyhounds shamefully exported to the Canidrome hellhole race track in Macau are now DEAD.
Birmingham Greyhound Protection and Anima Macau have confirmed that Two Stone Tadgh, Crossfield Leona, High Maintainance, Ballinulty Show and Milled Ash are all dead, less than two years after arriving to race at what has been described as the "world's deadliest track".
"So so upsetting," Kerry Eliman of Birmingham Greyhound Protection wrote in a Facebook post today. "The track closes in 9 months and so many people were hoping they could make it back home"
Two Stone Tadgh was last raced at Cork's Curraheen Park racetrack in December 2015 before being transported 10,000km to Macau. In his final race in Ireland, he finished second last and won no money for his then owner, Jason Lehane.
Crossfield Leona last raced in Clonmel in January 2016 before facing the same fate.
According to the Irish Greyhound Board website, High Maintenance’s final race in Ireland was at Tralee racetrack on Saturday, 2nd April last year when he finished 5th in the “Jumbos Restaurant Listowel Stakes Semi-Final”. In video footage of the race, the commentator can be heard saying “[High Maintenance] is fading as they go towards the last couple of bends.” He faded from third to fifth and with winnings of “€0.00” on the day, his fate was sadly sealed.
Before ending up in Macau, Ballinulty Show was raced 12 times at tracks around Ireland. Her last race here was in Limerick in February 2016 where she was "very slow away" and finished fifth. A month later she was raced in Henlow in the UK. According to GreyhoundData website, she was owned by Michael O'Brien before being sold to Wai Lok Chu.
Milled Ash was last seen in Ireland on 2nd April 2016 at Kilkenny greyhound track.
These five dogs are sadly just a few of the many, many victims of greyhound racing. An estimated 10,000 greyhounds "disappear" each year here in Ireland - presumed killed whne found to be too slow to win races. Boycott this shameful animal cruelty industry. Never go greyhound racing and urge community groups, schools, charities and sports clubs to say NO to greyhound track fundraisers - events which are helping to keep this dying industry alive.