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Greyhound Racing

Activists urge Australia to ban export of greyhounds to Macau Canidrome

Animal welfare activists have slammed the Australian government for refusing to consider banning the export of hundreds of greyhounds every year to Macau’s Yat Yuen Canidrome, a greyhound racing track notorious for inhumane conditions and brutal extermination policies.

Wednesday, 22 January, 2014, 6:13pm 1 comment

Canidrome to 'close within three years'

An international campaign against the mass killing of greyhounds at the Macau Canidrome has embarrassed the city's government and will lead to the closure of the track within three years, the head of the city's leading animal welfare group believes.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Call to shut down Macau greyhound racecourse

A Hong Kong-based animal welfare group has written to Macau Chief Executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, asking him to close the city's greyhound racing track where hundreds of healthy dogs are put to death every year.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'10 dogs injured' at every Canidrome race meeting

Greyhounds are suffering potentially life-threatening injuries at the rate of more than 10 dogs every race day at Macau's Canidrome, according to animal welfare campaigners calling for the track to be shut down.

A report by Grey2K USA found that from October 21 to December 31 last year, 302 of the 655 imported racing dogs at the Canidrome suffered injuries.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

5,000 back end to dog racing in Macau

More than 5,000 people have signed an online petition calling for an end to greyhound racing in Macau amid an international outcry over the mass death of dogs in the territory.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

No excuse for this treatment of dogs

Macau is a city of dreams for the millions of people who descend on it to gamble, but for the greyhound dogs sent there from Australia to race at its shabby Canidrome, it is a place of misery and death. They are expected to win and if they do not or get injured, they are given lethal injections.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gillard urged to halt greyhound sales to Macau

An alliance of animal welfare groups from across China has called on the Australian prime minister to stop the export of greyhounds to Macau's track, where healthy dogs are destroyed at a rate of more than one a day when their racing days are over.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The finishing line

In a scruffy part of Macau, a pack of racing dogs enjoys a few intoxicating snorts of fresh air as they are led in groups of six around a deserted racetrack before being tied up in rows, examined by a veterinarian and then locked away in row after row of small steel cages.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

East End greyhound track gone to the dogs

City Views

David Beckham once collected glasses there; Winston Churchill attracted a 20,000-strong crowd in the grounds; Hollywood stars from Lana Turner to Brad Pitt have played here.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Ancient breed was built for speed

Greyhounds are the second-fastest accelerating animal on the planet. They can reach 72km/h in six strides. The cheetah is the fastest.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

400 greyhounds in a race to the death each year in Macau

Dogs culled as track fails to grab a share of gaming boom

Asia's only greyhound racetrack is putting down as many as 400 dogs a year as it battles to grab its share of Macau's gaming dollars.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Northern Gold Ball's latest barrier drama may lead to official blackball for wayward gallopers

The Northern Gold Ball start fiasco at Sha Tin on Sunday is likely to spark a new 'get-tough' policy with problem horses by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, writes Nick Pulford. Wong Tang-ping's talented but temperamental four-year-old heads a blacklist of 'four or five horses' who face compulsory retirement after being earmarked as persistent offenders at the starting barriers.

22 May 2001 - 12:00am

Documentary Watch

kforestier@scmp.com Dogs With Jobs: Hounds, Nose To Tail National Geographic, 8pm Pity the greyhound. They run their hearts out at around 60 kilometres per hour for a billion-dollar industry. But what happens when their racing days are over? Man is often not dog's best friend.

5 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Storm Queen in Derby triumph

Brilliant bitch Storm Queen (2-1 on fav) was hailed last night as the best greyhound to race at the Macau Canidrome in its 34-year history after a magnificent win in the $200,000 Carlsberg Derby.

2 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Lockett's fate rests with tribunal

Sydney officials will be hoping the Australian Football League's tribunal will maintain a lenient attitude when star full forward Tony Lockett faces a striking charge tonight.

The tribunal had fans beaming last week when charges against Geelong stars Gary Ablett and Paul Couch, along with North Melbourne champion Wayne Carey, were all dismissed.

26 Aug 1996 - 12:00am