The controversial jumps racing season has claimed it’s second on-track victim in 2013 with Reckless Rat being killed at the Warrnambool Racecourse, in Premier Napthine’s electorate.
The latest death has outraged animal activists who are calling on the former veterinarian to step in immediately and end jumps racing in Victoria.
Ward Young, Communications Manager for the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses made the decision to withhold from posting about Rangirangdoo on our blog for a few weeks after the tension we witnessed on our Facebook page the day after the tragedy occurred.
First of all, CPR would like to extend their condolences to ‘Rangi’s’ owners and connections who are reading this for the loss of this beautiful, young boy. While we understand that it
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For 6 years we have been running the Ban Jumps Racing campaign, documenting the cruelty in jumps races (To learn about jumps racing, watch our ‘this is jumps racing’ video here).
This year the race clubs are starting to fight back – they kick our fieldworkers out of the racecourse, park large moving trucks in our view and
The O’Farrell Government failed miserably in an attempt to justify barbaric horse racing cruelty in parliament last week.
Dr John Kaye, Greens NSW MP raised profound concerns regarding horse welfare in the Upper House debate such as:
- the 12,600 or more foals deemed unworthy for the racing industry ruthlessly discarded each year,
- the 89 per cent of horses at Royal Randwick found to have stomach ulcers,
Warrnambool is celebrating that they managed to not kill a horse this year at their annual carnival. This notorious carnival has 6 jumps races over the 3 days – one of them being the gruelling Grand Annual Steeplechase (or as we like to say, Grand Annual Disgrace), which comprises of 33 fences over 5.5 kilometres. In 2009 this carnival killed 3 horses, and in 2011 a horse jumped into a crowd of spectators inj