Many New Zealanders are completely unaware that jumps racing persists in their country. From May to August 2021, 23 cruel jumps events will be held across New Zealand racetracks, forcing horses to negotiate obstacles whilst travelling at high speeds with a jockey on their back.
Four horses were reported to have been killed in the 2020 NZ jumps racing season. Many more were injured and have not been seen on the racetrack since – their status unknown.
Please join our 2021 Ban Jumps Racing campaign to call out this brutal animal abuse in the name of gambling profits and entertainment. Come along to our protests (listed below). Or, if you want to get more involved, you can also help behind the scenes, or plan your own protest at your local track – support provided. Simply complete our volunteer form here.
2021 Ban Jumps Racing Demonstration dates…
Whanganui Racecourse, Whanganui – May 13
Trentham Racecourse, Wellington – June 12
Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North – June 19
Waverley Racecourse, Waverley – July 9
More dates and full details coming soon!
Jumps racing is 21st century legalised animal abuse that MUST come to an end!
For more information on jumps racing and CPR’s ongoing campaign in Australia click here.