Irish greyhounds “being eaten in China”

Irish greyhounds “being eaten in China”

Activists are claiming that Irish greyhounds which are sent to China to race are being eaten when they stop performing.

The Sun reports that at least nine dogs were packed off to compete on the Yat Yuen Canidrome track in Macau, China, which has been branded the world’s cruellest racing venue.

The Macau Society for the Protection of Animals says the Irish dogs are “the latest in a long line of four-legged victims who will soon die at a true slaughterhouse for greyhounds.”

The group also alleged that “The Macau Canidrome greyhound track is a place where no dog gets out alive.”

Reports in the Sun claim that three emaciated Irish canines arrived in Hong Kong last month and animal rights campaigners recently filmed six more being unloaded at a port ahead of their transfer to the venue.

Animal rights activists claim that almost 400 young and healthy greyhounds are put down every year after running four times a week on Asia’s only racing track, which is allegedly considered dangerous and unsafe for animals.

Protest will take place outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin and the Irish embassy in London tomorrow at 12pm, against dog exports.