When it was noticed that the mercury was expected to sore up to and beyond 44 degrees celcius from 13th-17th of January in Victoria and South Australia, CPR voiced their concerns to Throughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) and Racing Victoria (RV) about the welfare of horses racing in these conditions.
While not all race meets were cancelled for this week, we were pleased to be informed that the following meets we
Remember Bimbil? If not, you can read her story here.
CPR recently met with the Shire of Campaspe today to discuss bettering welfare standards at the Echuca sale yards, where many failed and retired ex-racehorses go through before being sold on to knackeries and abattoirs throughout Australia (with a lucky few being rescued!)
Over the past few years, CPR has seen many sick and injured horses go through this sale,
It looks as if 2014 really IS going to be the Year of the Horse! CPR has done lots of media since the beginning of the year (with our first interview being on New Years Day at the Perth Cup). Here is some of our January 2014 media -
New challenge for retired racehorses – ABC News
Don’t send horses to the knackery: activists – Ninemsn
The dark side of horse racing – The Age/Sydney Morning Her