Join Taranaki Animal Save as we stand in partnership with Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses to protest the cruel and inhumane sport of horse-racing at the New Plymouth Raceway.
We’ll be meeting on the corner of Coronation Ave and Rogan St from 1pm.
Signs will be provided, but feel free to make/bring your own. Come for as little or as long as you can, whanau friendly and all welcome!
The horse racing industry is built on exploitation and suffering and results in the deaths of many horses every year, both through on-track euthanasia of injured horses and also through the slaughtering of racehorses once they have served their purpose. As well as the disappearance of thousands more.
- In 2023, 17 racehorses died on and off track throughout New Zealand.
- 308 horses suffered injuries on-track, including fractured and broken bones, lacerations, ruptured tendons, heat stress, and torn ligaments.
- 35 horses suffered pulmonary hemorrhaging (known as ‘bleeders’ in the industry) – where horses forced to undergo high-intensity exercise burst blood vessels in their lungs and begin to visibly bleed from their nostrils.
- 36 horses suffered cases of cardiac arrythmia.