Merry Christmas from our beautiful dogs in China and all the team at Candy Cane Rescue. Thank you everyone who supports Candy Cane Rescue and believes in what we do. Here’s a video of some of the dogs receiving their Christmas gifts from out £5 for Christmas Hounds appeal. 💙💙💖💖❤️❤️❤️Read more >>
Candy Cane Rescue was set up by Kerry Elliman, founder of Birmingham Greyhound Protection, based in the UK on 25th of June 2017. The non-profit registered charity’s aim is to help provide a safe environment in which greyhounds rescued from the Chinese meat trade can be cared for. Also, we send them to the UK, Europe or USA and find them loving homes. Greyhounds are exported from Britain, Ireland and Australia by breeders and owners to race in China and are kept in the most awful conditions. There is evidence that dogs are exported from the U.K. but we personally have yet to find a British tattooed greyhound in China. The dogs we help are the unwanted offspring of exported Greyhounds which now flood the meat markets of China.
Many have already spent their entire life racing and should be allowed to retire in their old age. Instead, they are sent to a country which has NO ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS to race or breed.
Greyhounds are also sent to Shanghai Wildlife Park where, locals report, they are fed alive to big cats and other predators and forced to race against Cheetahs for entertainment.
When they have outlived their usefulness many end up in the meat trade to be beaten, hung, boiled or skinned alive.
Kerry felt the organisation needed to be set up when it’s namesake ‘Candy’ was killed by another dog just the day before she was due to fly to the UK to be rehomed. Candy Cane can now ensure that rescued greyhounds in China can be kennelled with other greyhounds safely until they are well enough to travel.
We couldn’t make this happen without the brilliant and brave Chinese activists and rescues who we work hand in hand with. Candy Cane Rescue is an organisation of hope. Hope that one day the export of greyhounds and the meat trade of dogs will end.
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