Caged Northwest works hard to stop the exportation of British and Irish Greyhounds to China. Injured dogs are sent there by their breeders, trainers, Irish Greyhound Board etc; the page is full of the dogs in forced mating. Australian greyhound breeders and trainers send their dogs to China - though they deny it. I dread the day when the Spanish galgueros might latch onto the idea of galgos to China.
Here's a link to one report of what the Chinese use greyhounds for.
This photo is of 2 greyhounds who were forced to mate - notice the bitch has her mouth taped!
Australian born greyhound girl Private Notes (left) and Irish born champion Droopys Giovanni (right) mating in mainland China. Giovanni's last race was at Wimbledon where he was reported to have broken both front legs.
2 Irish greyhounds being transported in the luggage hold of a coach from the kennels to the airport, for sending out to China. Shut in the luggage hold of a coach!!!
Kerry Elliman is a member of BGP. Here is one of her reports.
Over the last few months I have been trying to get info on tattooed greyhounds in China. Yesterday a fellow animal rights activist went into Shanghai wildlife park where 120 greyhounds are used for racing, all imported. Some had one ear tattooed some had both ears tattooed. Animal Australia have reported in the past local people have said the dogs are fed to the big cats when they stop racing. This isn't fact and there's no proof. There are no animal welfare laws, no rehoming program and in Shanghai it's against the law to have a big breed animal as a pet. Myself and Rita James are going to Shanghai in the next couple of weeks to get more info. Kennel staff have said they will let us know when dogs need rehoming so we want to make sure that offer stands. I know people say "we can't save them all " what we can't do is leave them with out trying.