03 November 2009

Horse racing - for every 3 champions, 7 end up at the knackers

Today was Melbourne Cup day, when most of Australia stopped and watched the horse race.

Most people have probably not given a second thought to the cruelty behind horse racing. The RSPCA has campaigned against the use of whips.

Worth a read
- PeTA
- Animals Australia
- animal liberation victoria

In Australia, retired race horses (no longer of any economic worth to owners) do not get put out to pasture for the rest of their lives. They are sent to a horse abattoir and turned into pet food, with choice cuts exported to Japan and Europe. Along the way from retirement to slaughter, the treatment of these horses is cruel.

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