Did you bet today?

Today thousands of people spent thousands of dollars betting on horses in the Melbourne cup. Despite the amount of money spent on ridiculous dresses, suits and champagne, no one that I have spoken to today understood the treatment that racehorses endure for your entertainment. Each year hundreds of horses are killed in this industry, these deaths are generally a result of abnormal growth/training, illegal/legal drugs, falls, injuries sustained whilst training and many are sent to be slaughtered due to poor race performance.

Even though Melbourne cup may seem like a good day to enjoy drinks, food and through your money down the drain, remember that by spending your money on betting you are contributing to an evil Industry……

Use of drugs;
“There are trainers pumping horses full of illegal drugs every day. With so much money on the line, people will do anything to make their horses run faster.”

During training;
“Such confinement leads to abnormal behaviour. Wood chewing, box walking (round and round the stall), wind sucking (gripping an object with their teeth and sucking in air) and weaving (swaying the head, neck and forequarters from side to side) are all signs of frustration.”

After racing life;
“The slaughter of tens of thousands of horses a year is an ugly business. It is estimated that approximately 18 000 Australian ex-racehorses are sent to their slaughter each year.”

I have quoted the above from the Internet as an example, for more infomation regarding the Australian horse racing industry, please visit horse racing kills

/end rant.


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