Vietnam - Help save these poor dogs
Objet: Help save this poor dogs
I am writing to you regarding greyhound racing in Vietnam.
I am aware that greyhounds that are surplus to requirements are being slaughtered.
Abusing animals in the name of entertainment and then killing them for human consumption is NOT a tourist attraction and it will inevitably have a negative effect on your tourist trade.
The greyhound racing industry has been in decline for many years especially in the USA where the industry has had massive financial losses.
This is for several reasons, the first being that it has been recognised as a cruel sport and banned in many states in the USA and even more recently it has been abolished in South Africa.
The second reason is that by far more profitable ventures such as lotteries and casinos have increased in popularity and attracted the public and the tourist trade.
The third reason is that greyhound racing attracts and is associated with illegal activities such as the criminal underworld and the use of illegal drugs as recently exposed in a documentary by the BBC.
I urge you to reconsider and keep greyhound racing out of Vietnam and Cambodia. I look forward to hearing from you.
The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow.
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
-Sophocles (B.C. 495-406)