For Immediate Release, Monday 29 November 2021
TAWWG report yet again highlights industry and government failings
A two year investigation by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR), exposing the brutal reality for thousands of racehorses every year once no longer wanted, led to the formation of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Welfare Working Group (TAWWG).
In their report, released this morning, they made 46 recommendations.
Whilst CPR is still reviewing the reports detail, we can make the following initial observations:
Quotes attributable to CPR Campaign Director, Elio Celotto.
“The report once again highlights how badly this industry is failing the very horses it could not exist without, from birth to death.”
“Whilst it calls for greater industry transparency, government legislated horse welfare standards and the creation of a national thorougbred welfare body funded by the industry itself, it is important the public recognises that these are just recommendations. There is no requirement for them to be implemented, and again, they are entirely dependent on the industry doing the right thing for the horses they have proven to have used and abused without consequence for so long.”
“It is evident from the report that Australians are rightly turning their backs on horse racing. Whatever recommendations the industry takes from the report, they will be too little, too late. Racing has made it clear that their interest lies in making money. The horses will always be put second to that.”
A detailed review of the TAWWG Report will be published by CPR in the coming days.