As we’ve seen this afternoon, racing exposes animals like Anthony Van Dyck to significant risk of injury and sometimes death through trauma or emergency euthanasia.
The Melbourne Cup really is the disg(race) that stops the nation.
Seven horses in seven years: Anthony Van Dyck, Cliffsfofmoher, Regal Monarch, Red Cadeaux, Admire Rakti, Araldo and Verema.
Beyond the names the list of welfare concerns in horseracing is exhaustive, particularly culling of uncompetitive animals, use of the whip and risk of injury and death.
Then there is the whipping, ‘tongue-tying’, and also the ‘wastage’ of thousands of thoroughbreds that still plague Australia’s racing industry.
World Animal Protection opposes the use of all animals in entertainment, including the use of horses in the racing industry and other equestrian sports, where such use adversely affects their welfare.
It’s time to say nup to the cup.
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