Hundreds of greyhounds are exported each year from Australia to be raced in other countries including China, Hong Kong and Vietnam.  Animal welfare conditions for racing greyhounds in many of these countries are below minimum standards and simply not acceptable. In December 2015, an Animals Australia investigation found 700 dogs locked inside the ‘Canidrome’ at Macau, where they were crammed into tiny cells and routinely killed to make way for fresh arrivals. It has been suggested that the euthanasia rate in Macau is close to 100%[1]. Reports also suggest that Australian greyhounds are exported to a tourist park in Shanghai, where they are raced on a track along with cheetahs, camels, and ostriches.[2].

Whilst Greyhounds Australasia (GA) attempts to monitor and regulate exports through a Greyhound Passport Scheme, GA does not have the ability to stop greyhounds being exported to countries which do not meet minimum welfare standards. The export of greyhounds often results in cruel and inhumane conditions for these dogs. Airlines can play a key role in reducing the suffering of greyhounds by refusing to carry these dogs for export.

Some airlines have already made strong commitments to not carry racing greyhounds, such as Qantas, Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific. But many others have not ruled it out. Join me in building the campaign to pressure all airlines in refusing to carry racing greyhounds. 

Greens NSW MP, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has written to airlines seeking their commitment to not providing racing greyhound freight services on their international flights. You can scroll down to find out what their current position is, and what their response to our letter has been. 

[1] http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-09/greyhounds-exported-to-macau-china-against-industry-rules/7014434

[2] http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/australian-greyhound-trainers-shipping-unwanted-dogs-to-cruelty-in-southeast-asia/news-story/5b9a8b975faf4c26e91cf4a449a87be3

Please contact us if you believe any information on here is incorrect and we will update it.

Scroll down to see which airlines have and haven't ruled it out and take action to demand that they do. Each airline has a link to their contact page that you can use to demand that they stop carrying racing greyhounds overseas.

 

Airlines that Will Not Export Racing Greyhounds

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Qantas

Qantas decided in 2015 to stop carrying racing greyhounds. 

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Air China

Success! Air China responded to our letter, stating that "On behalf of our General Manager, I am writing to confirm that Air China will also commit to not provide racing greyhound freight services on Air China’s International flight from Australia"

 

 

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Virgin Australia

Success! Virgin Australia responded to our letter, stating that "Given the well-documented concerns about the welfare of greyhounds that are transported to Hong Kong, I can confirm that Virgin Australia will not carry greyhounds on these flights, or any other flights that we operate to Asia. Virgin Australia Cargo’s website has been updated to reflect this commitment"

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Qatar Airways 

Success! Qatar Airways responded to our letter, stating that "Due to animal welfare concerns, Qatar Airways does not carry greyhound dogs with the exception of pets."

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Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand does not allow "animals being transport for profit e.g. racing greyhounds".

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Thai Airways

Success! Thai Airways has responded to our letter, stating that "Please be advised that Thai Airways will not be providing freight services for the Export of Greyhound/Racing Dogs from Australia"

 

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Delta Airlines

Success! Delta has responded to our letter, stating that " Delta Cargo does not permit any warm-blooded animal shipments on flights with a duration of twelve (12) hours or more" meaning no Delta flight from Australia (or a connecting flight) can carry a greyhound. "We are happy to support the welfare of animals worldwide and are confident that these restrictions are effective in eliminating Delta’s exposure to this practice.

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Cathay Pacific

Jetstar

Whilst Jetstar does not explicitly rule out carrying greyhounds, it does not allow any animals from Australia. It's parent company, Qantas, does not allow greyhound exports. 

LATAM

Whilst LATAM (which flies to Chile) does not explicitly rule out carrying greyhounds, it does not allow any animals from Australia.

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Xiamen Airlines

Whilst Xiamen Airlines does not explicitly rule out carrying greyhounds, it does not allow any pets on its flights.

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Air Asia X

Whilst Air Asia X does not explicitly rule out carrying greyhounds, it does not allow any pets on its flights.

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Scoot Airlines

Whilst Scoot Airlines does not explicitly rule out carrying greyhounds, it does not allow any pets on its flights.

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Airlines That Haven't Ruled Out Exporting Greyhounds

Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Singapore Airlines 

Singapore Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Emirates

Emirates has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Aerolíneas Argentinas 

Aerolíneas Argentinas has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Air Canada

Air Canada has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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American Airlines

American Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Etihad

Etihad has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Asiana Airlines

Asiana Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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China Eastern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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United Airlines

United Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Sichuan Airlines

Sichuan Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Hainan Airlines

Hainan Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Korean Air

Korean Air has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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Air India

Air India has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways has not ruled out carrying racing greyhound exports. We have written to them and will post their response here when received.

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