HORSE RACING: CRUELTY BEHIND THE GLAMOUR

While the media is quick to criticise fraudulent jockeys making illegal bets, the real scandal is the horse-racing industry itself – which routinely makes a killing from animal cruelty and exploitation.

As the 2013 Melbourne Cup sadly approaches, ignorant punters will no doubt be planning their day at the races without a single thought for the countless animals who are forced into a life of silent suffering. The vast majority of these horses will become “waste products” when their bodies can no longer cope with the physical demands of this brutal “sport”.

Racing Victoria is desperately trying to maintain the illusion that horse-racing is sophisticated – with guests to the 2012 Cup including members of the Royal Family. Still there is no hiding the fact that these beautiful animals will inevitably be killed to be sold as pet food when they are no longer commercially viable.

You can help to end horse-racing simply by choosing not to support this cruel industry:

  • NEVER BET ON HORSE RACING
  • REFUSE TO ATTEND HORSE RACES
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