For Immediate Release, Wednesday 6 April 2022
Protest at Australia’s Most Deadly Track Eight horses killed at Royal Randwick in eight months
What: Protest against Horse Racing
When: Saturday 9 April – 10:30am – 1pm
Where: Royal Randwick Racecourse – main entrance
Protestors dressed to impress will converge at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse this weekend to oppose the Championships, the biggest event on the NSW autumn horse racing calendar. They will hold shocking banners, exposing the reality of horse racing to racegoers and be accompanied by the soundtrack ‘Horse Racing Kills’.
In the past eight months at least eight horses have been killed at the Royal Randwick alone, with thousands more unaccounted for despite Racing NSW claims of rehoming every single retired racehorse.
The protest is a joint event hosted by Animal Liberation, Sydney Animal Save, Animal Justice Party NSW, and the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, which recently published its 2021 report, Deathwatch, revealing at least 149 horses were killed on Australian racetracks in the last racing year.
Lead senate candidate for the Animal Justice Party, Darren Brollo, will also be in attendance.
Quotes attributable to Darren Brollo – Lead Senate Candidate for the Animal Justice Party NSW
“Today, while being referred to as champions, these horses will be whipped, abused and exploited for profit” he said.
“What message are we sending to our children? That public displays of animal abuse are acceptable in the guise of so-called entertainment.”
Quotes attributable to Elio Celotto – Campaign Director for Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR)
“Royal Randwick has already surpassed the most deadly track from the last racing year, with at least eight horses sustaining life taking injuries in the past eight months.”
“Whilst Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys mocks Racing Victoria for their long spate of Cup Day deaths and claims to be leading the way in horse welfare, more horses are dying on track in his own backyard.”
Facebook event link:
CPR’s Ground-breaking Documentary ‘One Year On’: https://bit.ly/3uOVBmw
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