Qantas will stop racing greyhound freight solutions to Asia following damning revelations hundreds of the Australian animals considered as well “slow” are becoming exported to the area.
The exportation is in breach of racing rules and the animals undergo in shocking situations.
Qantas issued a statement, creating point out of an ABC seven.30 report which revealed the exercise.
“We share your worries about the disturbing story that appeared on the seven.30 Report earlier in the 7 days,” it said.
“The piece was noticed by a lot of users of our team. In the past we have transported a small variety of racing greyhounds to Asia.
“Even so in mild of the tale we have created the choice to no for a longer time give racing greyhound freight services to Asia.”
The airline also tweeted yesterday: “In gentle of the latest ‘7.30 Report’ tale, we’ve made a decision to no more time offer racing greyhound freight services to Asia.”
It was in reaction to a tweet from an “animal activist” inquiring: “Is it true that you won’t transport racing greyhounds to Asian countries?”
Animals Australia has welcomed the shift, labelling the determination a “sport-changer”.
“The export of these dogs not only condemned them to a demise sentence but was in blatant breach of the industry’s very own rules,” it said on its website.
“Qantas is 1 of only two business airlines that flies straight to Hong Kong — the gateway for Australian greyhounds into Asia.
“The other is Cathay Pacific and they have also now confirmed that they do not transport racing greyhounds.”
An exclusive six-month investigation by 7.30, mixed with evidence collected by Animals Australia in Macau, China and Vietnam, recognized dozens of Australian trainers and proprietors who have exported their canines to Asia.
Although not unlawful, the export of greyhounds without the essential passport is towards the principles of racing.
Penalties consist of fines and disqualification from the sport.
Australian canine are racing all around the clock at the previous Portuguese colony of Macau’s dilapidated keep track of acknowledged as the Canidrome, and are regularly sustaining accidents, with a disturbing a hundred per cent euthanasia charge.
As numerous as 800 canines are housed at the Canidrome, with racing held 5 evenings a 7 days on a keep track of that is too challenging.
Month-to-month shipments of up to 30 Australian greyhounds assist to replace the underperforming canine that are regularly euthanased at the facility.
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