Please sign and share to ask the Irish ambassador to Italy to appeal to the Irish government to ban the export of greyhounds to Macao
Please sign and share to ask the Irish ambassador to Italy to appeal to the Irish government to ban the export of greyhounds to Macao. Click on the link for the petition:The translation in English is after the Italian. This petition will be delivered to: His Excellency Bobby McDonagh Irish Ambassador to Italy Via Giacomo Medici 1, 00153 Roma (Italy)
As you may be aware a significant amount of individuals and animal rights groups in Europe have highlighted the export of Irish greyhounds to Macau.
I am writing to you today to highlight the atrocious conditions in the Macau canidrome and to ask you to intervene with your government to stop the export of dogs to Macau. The fate of these animals is well documented. This information clearly demonstrate that this is a place where no dog escapes alive. Every year more than three hundred greyhounds are killed, and moreover there are no protection or adoption programs.
Until few months ago, these greyhound were shipped from Australia, but as a result of international condemnation this is now banned, and Qantas and Cathay Pacific have decided to suspend the export.
Irish breeders and owners are seeking to take advantage of this situation and send greyhounds to Macau. One shipment of 9 dogs have already been sent to China, with another 24 blocked in the UK last week.
Protest actions have taken place and are taking place in Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Ireland and we ask you to intervene with your Government to stop the massacre of these poor animals born and bred in your country.
As you know, many Irish greyhound found love and care in our country. It is very difficult to us to understand how a modern, sophisticated and cultured society like yours, would allow ignore the callous treatment meted out by handful of unscrupulous people to these dogs.
We appreciate any help that you can provide to block the export of racing dogs to Macau. Positive action, on your part, would gain the respect and appreciation from Italians, who represent the 5th largest outbound tourist nation in the World.
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