Carey M. Theil of Arlington submitted this obituary. He is executive director of GREY2K USA Worldwide, a nonprofit that works to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and end the cruelty of dog racing.
A greyhound named Brooklyn, who inspired the successful international campaign to close down the worst dog track in the world, died June 22 in the Boston area.
Brooklyn was born on Dec. 10, 2008, at a breeding farm in New South Wales, Australia. After failing as a racer in 2010, he was shipped to Macau’s Yat Yuen Canidrome, the only legal dog track in China. No dog had ever gotten out alive from this notorious facility. There was no adoption program.
After an advocate took a photo of Brooklyn in his racing muzzle in 2011, Massachusetts-based greyhound protection group GREY2K USA Worldwide asked the track owner to allow Brooklyn to be the first dog ever released from the facility.
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