Macau delays racetrack development

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Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome’s operators are still waiting for a confirmation of the local government.

Macau.- The government of Macau has not released yet an official confirmation about the future of the local racetrack. According to Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome’s operator, the negotiations with the government were delayed. The company is expecting governmental notifications to plan the future of the salon after the current license expires.

The Canidrome’s license ends next July, as reported by the authorities. The government must release a notification requesting the initiation of exit procedures and guidelines for coordination, according to SJM director Angela Leong On Kei, TDM Radio reports. “Despite the tender opened to look into uses for the property, the future of the venue was still uncertain,” continued the director. Meanwhile, Paulo Martins Chan, director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) said that the government is aiming to develop the land into something that could improve the neighborhood’s offerings.

Moreover, the government of Macau received another petition by an animal rights organisation in order to accelerate the liberation of greyhounds, which are currently used during dog racing activities. The sector would be ended by 2018 as several reports revealed the torture and killing the animals face.

The Canidrome managed by Angela Leon received a formal letter by Anima Macau, an activist group defending animals’ rights, in which operators are urged to release the dogs. The Canidrome is allegedly closing its doors next year.