If you think the race that stops the nation is no cause for celebration, you’re not alone! Here are 3 really awesome ways you can help racehorses on Melbourne Cup Day.
There are sanctuaries across the country who are constantly cleaning up the mess of the racing industry by rescuing failed & former racehorses.
But maintaining and looking after them isn’t an easy task, and those caring for them can always use a helping hand.
Make a commitment to volunteer with your local horse rescue or animal sanctuary instead of watching the races on Melbourne Cup Day!
2. Donate or hold a fundraiser
This one is a sure bet.
Instead of putting money on the big race, why not commit to donate what you’d spend to an animal welfare group or sanctuary? Your money could go towards anything you choose – from long term campaigns for a racehorse retirement plan, to feed and vet care for an ex-racehorse at a sanctuary.
You can’t lose out when you’re putting your money on a kinder world for racehorses! Find out what fundraisers are happening around you.
3. Attend a protest
The only way that we will change the way horses are being treated in the racing industry is by raising awareness and keeping up the pressure!
If there’s a protest in your area, head on down to show your support. You can find a list of our own protests on our Facebook events page.
If you’d like to hold a protest, contact us, and we’d be more than happy to support. You can also download banners and posters on our resources page.