BEIJING | Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia’s only race track shuts

21Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BEIJING — Macau authorities took in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure Saturday of Asia’s only legal dog-racing track.

The former Portuguese territory has been the only place in China where dog racing is legal. However, betting on dog races at Macau’s Canidrome — a tradition of more than 50 years — soured after animal rights groups accused the stadium of mistreating the dogs and euthanizing ones that under performed on the track.

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