The death of Show Dancer after he snapped his neck in the steeplechase at Sandown on May 21 has once again marred the already blood-tainted jumps racing industry – with numerous animal welfare organisations calling on a ban of the sport to prevent further suffering to horses. As a result of this, the 7.30 Report ran a segment on the cruel sport of jumps racing, which you can watch here.
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On Wednesday May 21 the third victim for the 2014 jumps racing season was claimed – a 7 year old gelding known as ‘Show Dancer’.
CPR fieldworkers were at Sandown Racecourse documenting the cruelty that unfolded in jumps racing – where Show Dancer flipped over the hurdle and was subsequently killed. Two other horses also fell, one crashing through the wing of the first jump. You can watch the
Do you have something to offer to rescue racehorses?
CPR is growing faster than we could have ever possibly imagined and we are regularly being contacted by racing industry workers who are trying to give their horses a second chance before slaughter.
To accommodate to this, we are currently establishing a national database to assist with the rehoming of racehorses.
If you have something to offer to rescue horses,