Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingApril 5, 2013
We came back from Oakbank early April happy to report that for the first time in four years, no horses died at the annual carnival. That being said, 5 horses still suffered injuries including lameness, a laceration and a ruptured tendon. Two of the five horses are likely to have run their last race. Their fate is unknown.
In a speech at the conclusion of the final jumps race, the Chairman of the club, John Glatz, w
Posted in Blog,Other IssuesMarch 9, 2013
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses in conjunction with Animal Liberation SA has called on Thoroughbred Racing SA to postpone the Adelaide Cup which is due to be run on Monday, with temperatures soaring to 38 degrees.
It is written under the TRSA’s own Hot Weather Policy document that 38 degrees escalates to policy level 2, recommending a number of strategies if the race is not called off. W
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMarch 7, 2013
After the whole police tapes debacle that plagued the Liberal leadership in recent days, a strange twist of fate has seen former Racing Minister Denis Napthine, become the 47th Premier of Victoria.
The man who is the member for the South-West Coast (the heartland of jumps racing) and who has contributed $2 million towards reviving the deadly sport, has suddenly found himself controlling the reins of the whole state
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMarch 4, 2013
So the jumps racing season is off to a start and this is how it has progressed so far:
The first trial in South Australia was scrapped because they received zero nominations
The second trial in Victoria had to be transferred at short notice because the track was not prepared
An additional trial was added for Victoria and then scrapped due to track condition
The first race in SA was scrapped because they rece
Posted in BlogJanuary 25, 2013
It’s hard to be anything less than optimistic for 2013. After all, we survived the apocalypse on December 21.
However more specifically, looking at the effect that our wastage campaign has had and the awareness raised as a result, the racing industry is under even more pressure to do something (and not just say something) to improve horse welfare. We’ve seen their lip service for too lon
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingOctober 2, 2012
I’m glad to announce that the 2012 jumps racing season has finally wound up with the running of the last race in Victoria at Coleraine on Sunday.
Unfortunately, as we have seen in years gone by, there were casualties, and while this cruel sport continues, there will be more. You can voice your concerns by writing to the decision makers urging them to ban jumps racing.
Also, now that Spring Carnival is gettin
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMay 5, 2012
The Warrnambool carnival was anything but incident free, but if you look at the attitudes of the jumps fanatics after the running of the Grand Annual Steeplechase, you could easily be mistaken for thinking it was.
The Warrnambool Carnival (which is the height of the jumps racing season) is notorious for killing horses in jumps racing. Here’s a little recent history of horses who have perished during the three
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMay 2, 2012
During the second day of the Warrnambool carnival, when only one jumps race was scheduled, another horse fell and crashed heavily into the ground. So out of only eight horses, one fell. I’m sure the horses really love it!
Anyway the photos really speak for themselves so have a look and make up your own mind.
Don’t forget to take action and speak out against jumps racing today.
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMay 1, 2012
For those who don’t know about the Warrnambool Carnival, it is the pinnacle of jumps racing, however it is also the time where there is a lot of money at stake, and as such we see horses continually killed. In 2009, over the three-day carnival, three horses were killed in jumps races. And you may remember ‘that incident’ last year where Banna Strand dumped his rider and jumped over a 2 me
Posted in BlogApril 28, 2012
They’re finally here – the new jumps racing campaign t-shirts that we have all been waiting for. Currently available in red and black, we are looking to make more additions throughout the year including hoodies, stickers etc.
Our garments are earth-friendly meaning that there is no sweat shop or child labour, they use GMO-free organic cotton, and are produced with green renewable energy.
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