CPR had a fantastic vegan picnic on Cup Day at Doc Root Reserve next to Flemington Racecourse.
In past years, the Cup event had been much more picnic than protest. However, when we heard about the death of ‘Verema’ in the main race, we marched down the main entrance of Flemington to let racegoers know that a horse had been killed behind a green screen, out of public view without most of them knowing.
A blood-drenched horse butcher from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) made a surprise appearance at the prestigious Victoria Derby Day at Flemington today.
The butcher was promoting ‘the racing industry’s retirement plan in a can’ that is, the thousands of unwanted racehorses sent to slaughter every year.
Kal the horse killer said “Come along and dine on some equine – they’re horsieli
Track Wiz (or ‘Tracky’ as he has become known to us) ended up in our care a while ago, however we were waiting for the best time to share his special story.
Like most jumps horses, we came to know Tracky through our Ban Jumps Racing campaign before he ended up at the Echuca sale yards.
Tracky’s story epitomises why we need a retirement plan for horses who exit the racing industry, and we are hop