CPR is concerned about all horses that end up at knackeries, but must direct its attention to the largest cause of wastage. We feel that through exposing knackeries, it is a natural progression that most people will be horrified and will reject the idea of sending their horses there. CPR’s focus on racehorses ultimately benefits more horses by bringing attention to the serious welfare concerns of sending any horse to the knackery.
In the case of a horse requiring euthanasia, CPR would urge horse owners to put the interests of the horse first and foremost and opt to have their horse euthanised by a vet (where sedation can be administered and make your horse’s passing as comfortable as possible) instead of sending them to a knackery where their suffering will be prolonged.
For an inside look at knackeries, please view our undercover investigation: www.horseracingkills.com/undercover-knackery-investigation