03 Mar '12, 7pm

While Greyhound Racing Dies, New Tracks May Open in Vietnam | Care2 Causes

While Greyhound Racing Dies, New Tracks May Open in Vietnam | Care2 Causes

Last month, GREY2K USA learned that a businessman named Nguyen Ngoc My announced that he intends to build greyhound racetracks throughout the country , starting with a track in Ha Tinh Province. This expansion occurs at the same time that dog racing is dying in most parts of the world, and raises significant concerns about the welfare of greyhounds that compete in Vietnam . My opened the first Vietnamese dog track, Lam Son Stadium, in 2000 after being granted a 25 year license . He has also been granted a 30 year license for greyhound racing in neighboring Cambodia, and is working to introduce dog racing there . According to a published report in the Viet Nam News, the track originally imported greyhounds from Australia but now operates as an independent breeding facility : “Since 2000, My has imported 200 greyhound dogs from Australia, which have given birth to 400 dogs. ...

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