For Immediate Release, Monday 7 March 2022
Animal Protection Organisations Join Forces To Say Nup to the Adelaide Cup
What: Protest at the Adelaide Cup
When: Monday 14 March 2022 – 9:30am
Where: Morphettville Racecourse – Anzac Hwy entrance
Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) will join forces with Animal Justice Party SA (AJPSA) and Animal Liberation SA (ALSA) outside Morphettville Racecourse to say Nup to the Adelaide Cup.
Attending the protest as a special guest speaker will be Matt Pastro, AJPSA Candidate for the nearby electorate of Elder.
“While horse racing may appear to be prestigious and extravagant, it is nothing but a cruel blood sport. Last year in Australia 149 horses died on the race track while spectators watched on. Thousands more were brutally executed behind closed doors. Used for entertainment, pushed to their physical limits, whipped and then discarded like rubbish. There is nothing glamorous about the racing industry” Mr Pastro said.
ALSA is all too familiar with the suffering of horses at the Morphettville racecourse. “Whilst deaths occur on racecourses throughout the country, the Morphettville track has a particularly brutal history. At least three horses were killed on this very track alone in the last racing year – all from leg fractures. Additionally, when the eyes of the world were focused on whether a horse would die at Flemington last Melbourne Cup Day, three year old filly Mikki Mouse suffered a fracture and was killed at this very Morphettville track and no one paid attention” ALSA representative Sally Sutton said.
“Racing horses until their legs break is all too common and the people of Adelaide are finally realising that watching an innocent horse suffer is not an acceptable form of entertainment” Ms Sutton said.
CPR has been raising public awareness on the realities of horse racing for well over a decade. The three animal protection groups are calling on Adelaide to boycott this cruel event which also has a public holiday in its honor and instead, just like we are seeing at the Melbourne Cup, demonstrate that you can have a good time without supporting animal abuse by saying ‘Nup to the Adelaide Cup’.
Protestors will gather outside the main entrance from 9:30am. Media opportunities available from 10am.
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