Fwd: Dog Racing in Vietnam Must Be Stopped

From: Debbie E.
Sent on: Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:06 PM



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Subject: Dog Racing in Vietnam Must Be Stopped
Date: Thu, 11 Jul[masked]:00:01 -0400
From: GREY2K USA <[address removed]>
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Dog Racing in Vietnam Must Be Stopped

 

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Dog Racing in Vietnam
                Must Be Stopped

To All Greyhound Advocates Worldwide:

Last week, we alerted you to our multi-organizational campaign to block the introduction of dog racing to India. This week the greyhounds in Vietnam need your help, too.

The Vietnamese Minister of Finance has issued a draft decree to authorize betting and wagering. If allowed to take effect, commercial greyhound racing would be regulated and allowed for the first time.
Lam Som
We cannot let this happen! The expansion of dog racing to new parts of the world will only perpetuate a cruelty that should never have existed in the first place.

Sports Entertainment Services, the operator of a non-betting track called Lam Son, has lobbied for these new regulations and hopes to offer greyhound gambling at its present location. The company also plans to develop a new network of seven betting tracks throughout Vietnam. New facilities are proposed in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Can Tho, the creation of which would result in the breeding and destruction of thousands of new dogs each year. See photos of Lam Son and read about our board member's visit there last year on our web site.

Joined by the Animals Asia Foundation, the RSPCA, Blue Cross of India, the World Society for the Protection of Animals, Earth Island Institute, Humane Society International and seven other groups that form the Asia for Animals Coalition, we have sent a letter to Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang urging him to stop the legalization of greyhound racing in his country. Read our letter and then lend your voice by signing our petition here.

Together, we can stop the potential suffering of greyhounds in a part of the world which is particularly dangerous for dogs. Please sign and share our petition now.

Let's do it!


Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President
GREY2K USA


Carey M. Theil
Executive Director
GREY2K USA

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