|For Immediate Release, Sunday 7 July 2019|
A Gruesome Display As Super Haze Is Killed At Warrnambool
View the distressing footage here.
Horror scenes are what is expected in your ticket price for a day at the jumps races and today Warrnambool did not disappoint.
Lafferty Thackery Jumps Race Day pulled out all the stops as 3 horses fell, an additional 2 failed to complete the course and 1 was killed.
Super Haze suffered in the most shocking way, his leg literally hanging off as he thrashed about in pain before finally being put out of his misery.
A witness to his suffering today said this in a statement to the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) “It took about ten minutes to kill him and it broke my own heart to watch. His leg, swinging wildly, appeared to hang from a piece of skin. He suffered; agony, shock, terror. He fought against his death; he wanted to live. May he rest in peace. I will never forget what I saw.”
“What a brutal and disgusting excuse for a sport jumps racing is” said CPR spokesperson Kristin Leigh.
“People are literally going to the track and paying to see animal abuse and suffering” she said.
“Anyone involved in this horror, from the Victorian Labor government to trainers and connections, to the punters should be deeply ashamed. How is watching and profiting from horses being injured and killed, which is a highly likely outcome for any given jumps day event, in any way acceptable?”
Super Haze is the 4th victim of this years jumps season, and the 2nd of the season to be killed at the Warrnambool track.
“The 2019 season is looking to surpass last years death tally which was the worst we’ve seen since 2011.”
“Horses forced into a 2018 jumps race had a 1:22 chance of being killed on the track or just after. The racing industry knows this, with teams holding green screens and death floats at the ready to try to hide the animals suffering from public view”
CPR is calling for an immediate ban on jumps racing in both Victoria and South Australia, the only two states where the so-called “sport” remains.
“Banning jumps races is the absolute least the Victorian Labor government can do to address the shocking abuse that occurs so frequently across the horse racing industry. They claim animal welfare is a priority, yet they allow this horrific display of blatant cruelty and suffering to continue” she said
Horrific footage captured by CPR to be released shortly.
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