|For Immediate Release, Thursday 17 October 2019|
Activist Spring Racing Carnival Protests Kick Off This Weekend
What: Horse Racing Kills Protests
When: Saturday 19 October, 2019
Where: Caulfield (Vic) and Randwick (NSW) Racecourses
This Saturday’s ‘Caulfield Cup’ and ‘The Everest’ will see animal activists launch their 3 week campaign against horse racing cruelty.
“We will have a large presence outside all of the seasons biggest racing events, starting with this Saturdays Caulfield Cup and The Everest ” said Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) Campaign Director Elio Celotto. “People are really waking up to the shocking reality of horse racing and refusing to remain silent.”
And tonight on the 7.30 Report, it is anticipated that more cruelty and abuse of racehorses will be exposed.
“Whilst this will no doubt be a hard watch, we are very glad that the industry is finally being seen for what it is, ruthless, cruel and exploitative ” Mr Celotto said.
We hope people respond accordingly by refusing to attend or bet on any horse racing events. But for those who do, they will again be reminded at the entrance to the racetrack exactly what it is they are supporting”
“For too long the racing industry has blatantly lied to the public about the abuses and deaths horses suffer. Before, during and after racing they endure shocking cruelty, whilst the industry keeps peddling the rhetoric that these horses are treated like kings.”
“We hope that race day attendees will now know the dark reality behind the facade of glitz and glamour. The public deserve to know exactly what it is they are supporting” he said.
CPR will also have a strong presence at other big race meets throughout the season and will be hosting their own Nup to the Cup event ‘Fashuns on the Field’ just outside Flemington Racecourse.
“Fashuns on the Field is a protest with a twist. We host a cruelty-free event of food, fun and human races to show punters that you can have a great day out without supporting animal abuse.”
12 other Nup to the Cup events have already been registered with CPR with many more to come.
View at https://horseracingkills.com/nuptocup/
CPR Spring Carnival campaign schedule:
Saturday 19 October – Caulfield Cup Protest 10:30am
Saturday 19 October – Protest at The Everest 10am
Saturday 2 November – Derby Day Protest 11am
Sunday 3 November – Peninsula Cup Protest 11am
Monday 4 November – Cup Eve Parade Protest 11am
Tuesday 5 November – Fashuns on the Field 10am
Tuesday 5 November – Protest Melbourne Cup Day at Ascot Perth 9am
Tuesday 5 November – Protest the Melbourne Cup – Brisbane 10am
Tuesday 5 November – Protest the Melbourne Cup – Canberra 10:30am
Saturday 9 November – Train outreach at Stakes Day
All protest details can be found at https://bit.ly/2odXRXR
For More information: horseracingkills.com