Help Rescue Greyhound Brooklyn from Macau

Greyhound Rescue Fights to Save Australian Greyhound from Macau

Hundreds of Australia’s Racing Dogs Shipped to Certain Death on Macau Track

Sydney – Greyhound Rescue in Sydney today announced their participation in an international campaign to help racing greyhounds in Macau, a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China.

According to news reports 383 greyhounds were killed last year at Macau’s Canidrome, the only dog track in China.  The dogs are former racing greyhounds from Australia, and are killed when they are no longer profitable or are injured.  The track does not have an adoption program.

“We are proud to take a leadership role in this international campaign,” said Peter Flann.  “This is one of the Australian dog racing industry’s dirty little secrets, and needs to be revealed. Decent Australians should be ashamed of their country’s involvement in this matter.”

In an effort to raise awareness of the Macau greyhound problem, Greyhound Rescue is joining with other non-profit organizations across the world in an attempt to rescue a single greyhound from the Canidrome.  Brooklyn is a two-year-old white, red and fawn greyhound that is currently racing at the facility.[1]

“The effort to rescue Brooklyn is a test case,” said Peter Flann.  “It is a way to create a conversation about the Australian greyhound industry’s dumping of former racing dogs in Macau and explore the logistical challenges advocates face in helping to save these friendly dogs’ lives.”

On November 15, the Canidrome was sent a letter by GREY2K USA asking for its cooperation in the Rescue Brooklyn campaign.  If the track agrees, Brooklyn will be returned home to Australia and Greyhound Rescue will rehome him.

Greyhound Rescue is a non profit Australian organisation run by Janet and Peter Flann.  They have been rescuing dogs for more than two decades, and adopted their first greyhound in 1995.  For more information, contact Peter Flann at 0412 562 104.  For more information on the Rescue Brooklyn campaign, go to

[1] To download a high resolution image of Brooklyn the greyhound, go to  This photograph was taken by American greyhound protection organization GREY2K USA in October 2011 and is not copyrighted.


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  1. Posted November 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM | Permalink

    Rescue Greyhound Brooklyn from Macau

  2. Posted November 26, 2011 at 5:09 PM | Permalink

    Please ler me know if there’s anything I can help, I speak their language (Cantonese).

  3. Peter
    Posted November 26, 2011 at 11:40 PM | Permalink

    Thank you Dicken for offering to help. We will keep you in mind.

  4. B
    Posted December 29, 2011 at 5:58 AM | Permalink

    RT @greyhound_rescu: Help Rescue Greyhound Brooklyn from Macau

  5. Posted October 19, 2012 at 2:50 AM | Permalink

    RT @greyhound_rescu: Help Rescue Greyhound Brooklyn from Macau #animalwelfare #greyhounds #dogs #animalcruelty

  6. Kerry Simpson
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM | Permalink

    This is not dissimilar to the live export of animals for meat, where the exporters are now required by law to ensure certain standards in the treatment of the livestock are met. If greyhound breeders were legally bound to return any “failed” racers to Australia then maybe the cost of doing so, including meeting Australian quarantine requirements, would make it less profitable and lead to a reduction in greyhound exports overall. I have sent an email to the Prime Minister’s office, because I think new legislation is called for. Hope this will make a difference.

  7. Posted November 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM | Permalink

    Help Rescue Greyhound Brooklyn from Macau

  8. Posted November 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM | Permalink

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