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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,
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMay 7, 2013
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
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 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 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 Blog,Jumps RacingFebruary 5, 2011
Could it be… Is Racing Victoria taking animal welfare seriously? Or is this simply a PR tactic to make an industry that is under increasing scrutiny appear responsible.
As we have seen in recent years, horseracing has been copping a flogging (much like the horses on the finish line) on issues ranging from jumps racing, to whipping animals, and even illegal drugging. So it’s about time that Racing Victori
Posted in BlogOctober 28, 2010
On hearing that Kelly Osbourne was the latest star scheduled to attend Derby Day, it was fitting to write to her to inform her about the cruelty of horseracing.
Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
‘It is important that you are made aware of the cruelty and suffering that is common in the racing industry and well-hidden behind the glamour and fashions.”
Kelly, who has lent her name to People for