|For Immediate Release, Thursday 20 February 2020|
More emaciated racehorses discovered near Toowoomba
Whilst eight surviving horses from a property near Toowoomba have been left in the hands of the man who allowed over thirty horses to starve to death on his property, another fifteen (possibly 16) emaciated horses have been discovered just down the road in Glenvale. At least fourteen have been confirmed to be racehorses.
Both the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) and the Australian Equine Unification Scheme (AEUS) have informed racing bodies and the RSPCA of the urgent situation and are yet to see any action taken to protect them from the same fate.
“Time after time we see this multi-billion dollar industry fail the very individuals it profits from” said CPR Campaign Director Elio Celotto.
“The industry is claiming to the public they are making urgent changes to address systemic neglect and slaughter, and meanwhile horses continue to be dumped at saleyards, trucked to slaughterhouses, or left to waste away in paddocks” Mr Celotto said.
Of the fourteen identified racehorses at the Euston Road property suffering malnutrition, many are still listed as ‘Active’ with Racing Australia. One unnamed thoroughbred at the property was born as recently as December 2018.
“We are requesting urgent action be taken to protect these horses. As we have seen at another property nearby where 30+ horses were found deceased and a further 8 lives hang in the balance, action must be immediate” said Mr Celotto.
This discovery comes just days after the Martin inquiry has released damning findings of both Racing QLD and the horse racing industry overall. Read here.
Images of some of the horses at Glenvale QLD can be viewed here.
A report listing the names of all horses identified at the property can be provided on request.
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