Note: at the time this video was produced, the annual breeding figure sat at 18,000 racehorses. It has since reduced but the problem remains.
After years of campaigning, we finally have a breakthrough in our campaign to end the slaughter of racehorses!
On September 7, Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys announced that every racehorse deserves a home, and committed to funding a retirement plan for racehorses. The fund will initially start off with a $2 million investment (or 1% of prizemoney) for retirement and rehabilitation of racehorses in NSW.
This is a direct result of our high profile wastage campaign, demanding that horses are looked after for their entire lives, not just while they are racing.
“Racing NSW has committed to a multi-million-dollar expansion of its racehorse welfare program as it moves to stave off pressure from an increasingly influential animal rights lobby.”
Chris Roots, Sydney Morning Herald
Peter V’landys clearly understands that we at CPR are committed to changing the world for racehorses, and we won’t stop until we achieve our goals.
“The youth of today care more about animal welfare than any other generation and we need to keep up with their expectations… Every horse in NSW will be re-homed, whether it has raced or not.”
Peter V’landys, CEO Racing NSW
Sign the petition below to send a message to the racing administrator and minister in your state, and demand a mandatory retirement plan for racehorses in every state in Australia.