179 Australian greyhound owners charged for allegedly exporting dogs to Macau

10 Jun

A greyhound racing body in Australia has charged 179 greyhound trainers/owners with allegedly exporting dogs to Macau.

ABC News Australia has reported that “Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has charged 179 trainers and owners with breaching the industry regulator’s rules, for the alleged unauthorised exports of dogs to Macau. The charges have been issued as part of an ongoing inquiry launched by GRNSW last December into suspected unauthorised exports of greyhounds to Macau.”

Exporting greyhounds to Macau has been banned by the Australian regulator since 2013.

What a complete contrast to the situation here in Ireland where the government is refusing to ban the export of greyhounds to Macau. The Ministers at the Department of Agriculture – Michael Creed and Andrew Doyle – are happy to merely “advise” Irish greyhound owners not to send dogs to the region. An approach which has already been shown to be a failure – a breeder from Cork attempting to export 24 greyhounds to Macau shipped them out of Ireland and was stopped only at Heathrow Airport where the dogs’ crates were deemed unfit for transport.

Watch Minister of State Andrew Doyle speaking in Dail Eireann on the issue this week:

At least nine Irish dogs have been sent to Macau this year to be raced to death at the deadly Canidrome stadium. Dogs at the notorious track either die from injuries sustained or are destroyed if they fail to consistently win races. No dog gets out alive.

If found guilty, the Australian greyhound trainers face fines, suspension and possible disqualification from racing.

Read more in the ABC report at
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-09/greyhound-racing-nsw-charges-179-trainers-owners/7497738

ACTION ALERT

Urgenly contact Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Minister of State Andrew Doyle to demand legislation to prevent any more Irish greyhounds being sent to China and for action to be taken to rescue and rehome the Irish greyhounds currently at the track. Please also sign and share the petitions below.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD / Michael Creed TD / Andrew Doyle TD
Dail Eireann, Kildare St, Dublin
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, michael.creed@oir.ie, andrew.doyle@oireachtas.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1-6194020 (Enda Kenny)
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 (Michael Creed)
Tel: +353 (0)1 618 3611 (Andrew Doyle)

Contact Lufthansa and urge them to STOP transporting greyhounds from Ireland to China.

Leave a comment on the Lufthansa Facebook pages
https://www.facebook.com/lufthansa/
https://www.facebook.com/lufthansacargoag
Send a tweet to Lufthansa @lufthansa
Email: carsten.spohr@dlh.de,customer.relations@lufthansa.com

Please sign and share the petitions

Stop export of Irish greyhounds to China
https://www.change.org/p/prime-minster-taoiseach-enda-kenney-stop-export-of-irish-greyhounds-to-china

Lufthansa: Stop transporting Irish greyhounds to China
https://www.change.org/p/lufthansa-stop-transporting-irish-greyhounds-to-china

Shut down the Canidrome, the world’s deadliest greyhound racetrack
https://www.change.org/p/chief-executive-chui-sai-on-stop-hundreds-of-greyhounds-from-being-raced-to-death

Ban Blood Sports in Ireland
https://www.change.org/petitions/ban-blood-sports-in-ireland

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