SYDNEY, Australia — When Nora Anderson Dieppe rescued her Greyhound Millie from a breeding facility at just 11-weeks-old, she wishes that she could have taken her brother too. Yet, unfortunately she didn’t have the means to care for two dogs and was unable to adopt Jack, but insisted on keeping an eye on him. While his fate was uncertain, almost a year after Millie’s adoption in December 2014, Dieppe was happy to learn that Jack was on a waitlist to go to a rescue organization.
Yet, things took a turn for the worse in December 2015, when Dieppe was devastated to learn that Jack had been sold to one of the most brutal racetracks in Asia for $500. At just three-years-old Jack was sent to the Canidrome race course in Macau that has roughly 700 Greyhounds at any given point and euthanizes about 30 each month for not performing up to their ‘standards.’ Dieppe became desperate to get Jack out of there and to shine a light onto the cruel dog racing industry.
Along with Millie, Dieppe launched a campaign to ‘Bring Jack Home’ in hopes that they can beat the clock and save Jack before he is euthanized. According to statistics, in Australia alone around 18,000 healthy Greyhounds are killed yearly and at this particular racetrack in Macau, the dogs get euthanized after losing five races. Since starting the campaign, Dieppe has rallied with other animal lovers to raise awareness around Greyhound racing and to put pressure on the Macau Tourism Authority to shut down the Canidrome course. To-date, the racetrack has released between 3-6 Greyhounds and Dieppe has hope that Jack will be next. Dieppe acknowledges that if you would like to help you can sign this petition, spread the word to your family and friends, or email the Macau Tourism Authority, asking them to consider shutting the racetrack down: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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