There is a lot of fear-mongering from those within the racing industry stating that if jumps racing is banned, then many horses will be condemned to the knackery. It’s worth noting that in 2012, only 157 horses participated in jumps racing in Victoria. Furthermore, CPR has found that 50% of jumps horses who participate one year will not be seen in any form of racing the following year.
There is already a huge wastage problem within the racing industry as there is no retirement plan for all racehorses. Therefore horses are already being sent to saleyards and knackeries out of convenience, however they argue that jumps racing saves horses. It does not save horses when they will either be killed on the track or sent to the knackery when they can race no more. Jumps racing is nothing but a cruel detour before the knackery.
Furthermore, CPR has stated on numerous occasions that we will personally rehome every jumps horse when it is banned.