Canidrome, Macau’s dog racing track, will close down on July 21
January 06, 2018 8:51 AM
by Robert Mann
Canidrome, Macau’s dog racing track, will close down on July 21st, according to current ownership.
Macau News Agency reports this week that owner Angela Leong has now confirmed publicly that the facilities would be shut permanently in 2018, following an order by the Macau Government that operations must either shut down or relocate by July.
Greyhound racing is in a steep decline and remains legal in only eight countries worldwide. Those countries are the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, China, Mexico and the United States.
There has been no word yet on the fate of the 600 greyhounds that race at the Canidrome.
Animal rights activists have targeted the track in recent years for cramped cages and have charged that 30 dogs were being euthanized monthly for not winning enough races.