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Asia Closes a Door on Legalized Animal Abuse with Greyhound Observe Shutdown – ForceChange

Goal: David Neale, Animal Welfare Director of the Animals Asia Basis

Aim: Assist the closure of a greyhound monitor with an extended historical past of alleged abuse and advocate for the safety of remaining greyhounds.

By the age of 1, their our bodies brim with bruises, sores, and damaged limbs. By the age of two, they are going to have spent most of their lives in a cage. By the age of three, lots of them will likely be lifeless. This tragic trajectory represents the lives of  greyhounds: animals bred and exploited for revenue. Animal welfare advocates, similar to these talking out in this ForceChange petition have usually highlighted the abuses that routinely happen at greyhound racetracks. Because of the efforts of so many devoted voices, Asia’s lone authorized greyhound operation will quickly be no extra.

Macau, China’s Yat Yuen Canidrome has an extended and tumultuous historical past, with at the very least one closure already in its previous. Allegations of mistreatment of its imported greyhound racers have remained constant, with tales of wounded animals stacked in small, cramped cages rampant. The one respite a greyhound receives from these inhumane situations rests within the few moments throughout every day when the animal races for the leisure of loud, abrasive crowds. After these animals now not carry out to race requirements—as a consequence of harm, age, or every other issue—they usually face euthanasia. Wherever from 30 to 50 greyhounds met this destiny on the Canidrome each month of yearly because the monitor’s opening a long time in the past.

Whereas the closure of a significant endorser of those horrendous practices is trigger for celebration, the remaining survivors nonetheless need assistance. Advocates concern that the 500-plus animals at present imprisoned on the monitor will likely be misplaced to euthanasia or to unscrupulous underground enterprises when the Canidrome formally closes its doorways in July.

Signal this petition to reward the elimination of a secure haven for animal cruelty and to encourage adoption efforts for this group’s ultimate victims.

PETITION LETTER:

Pricey Mr. Neale,

“The canine have change into a commodity. They spend most of their time confined, aside from a little bit little bit of train…it’s a depressing life.” Due largely to the passionate efforts of organizations like your individual, untold numbers of greyhounds will likely be spared from this existence of distress. The closure of the Yat Yuen Canidrome racetrack in Macau is a victory for all people who worth animal welfare. Extra importantly, it’s a silent victory for each animal from all components of the world who will now not be a sufferer of merciless abuse, neglect, and execution.

Now isn’t the time to relaxation on victories, nevertheless, as a result of the battle to make sure that none of the present Canidrome greyhounds change into sacrificial lambs nonetheless looms. This merciless group can’t and mustn’t declare any extra victims as its ultimate act of cruelty. Please stand robust and united in securing for these animals one thing they’ve by no means really recognized: consolation, love, security…not an existence, however a life well-lived.

Sincerely, [Your Name Here]

Photograph Credit score: Renee Tellez

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