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Good news: Irish government blocks plan to export greyhounds to China

Dear Friend,
Late last week, the Irish Department of Agriculture officially refused the Irish Greyhound Board a permit to export greyhounds and open up dog racing in China! The government ruling stated that the plan offered by the Bord na gCon:

"...does not provide sufficient assurance that adequate provision would be made to safeguard the health and welfare of greyhounds in China at the end of their racing life."

Click here to read more.

MacauMeanwhile, we are working to end dog racing at the Canidrome, which operates on the Chinese peninsula of Macau. Although dog racing is illegal on the mainland, and no other dog tracks exist in China, it has been tolerated on this tiny peninsula.

At the Canidrome, nearly 400 greyhounds are put to death each year. According to the Macau Daily Times, dogs race four times a week. 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 of new dogs arrives each month from Australia. To read GREY2K USA's full report, click here.

Please sign our petition to end this cruelty now.
Rescue Brooklyn
In November, we asked the track to allow us to adopt out a particular dog named Brooklyn, pictured at right. This would set the stage for the introduction of the Canidrome's first adoption program ever. Read our letter here.

To support this effort, we launched a website at, where we will continue to provide updates on the campaign. Please visit today, sign our petition, and find out more about how you can help this important effort.

For the greyhounds,

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President, GREY2K USA

Carey M. Theil
Executive Director, GREY2K USA


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