Horse Racing Kills https://horseracingkills.com Advocating for race horses Thu, 23 May 2019 21:55:51 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://horseracingkills.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-CPR-Logo-32x32.jpeg Horse Racing Kills https://horseracingkills.com 32 32 The Suffering Caused By Using Horses As Racing Objects Is Global. https://horseracingkills.com/2019/05/23/the-suffering-caused-by-using-horses-as-racing-objects-is-global/ https://horseracingkills.com/2019/05/23/the-suffering-caused-by-using-horses-as-racing-objects-is-global/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 05:43:52 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=5193 A message from our friends at American based Horse Racing Wrongs. Horseracing Wrongs is a non-profit dedicated to eradicating horseracing in the United States. Indeed, we are the only organization in the country that is clearly and consistently working toward that end. For far too long, horseracing has been given cover under the banner of […]

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The Carnage Continues For The Horseracing Industry https://horseracingkills.com/2019/05/10/the-carnage-continues-for-the-horseracing-industry/ https://horseracingkills.com/2019/05/10/the-carnage-continues-for-the-horseracing-industry/#comments Fri, 10 May 2019 01:58:35 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=5138 There has been carnage on racetracks in Victoria and NSW during April 2019, that has resulted in immense suffering of both jockeys and horses. At least ten horses have been killed on the racetrack in these two states alone and many more have been injured. Injuries in horse racing are extremely common. It is not […]

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WINX – what does her future hold? https://horseracingkills.com/2019/04/29/winx-what-does-her-future-hold/ https://horseracingkills.com/2019/04/29/winx-what-does-her-future-hold/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2019 01:47:01 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=5099 Winx is no doubt an outstanding horse that has amassed over 26 million dollars in prize money alone. She will however not benefit from her winnings. Instead, she will be given what is considered to be ‘the very best care’- but what does that mean? Winx will now be considered a brood mare. That is […]

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2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival Attendance Hits New Record Low https://horseracingkills.com/2018/11/11/2018-melbourne-cup-carnival-attendance-hits-new-record-low/ Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:06:56 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=4213 Another Melbourne Cup gone, another dead horse … and another year where the carnival hit a record low in attendance. If you’ve ever wondered if the efforts of animal protection advocates were having any impact, this definitely proves it. The famous Melbourne Cup Carnival, which comprises of Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Stakes Day and […]

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9 Horses Have Been Killed On Track In October https://horseracingkills.com/2018/10/31/9-horses-have-been-killed-on-track-in-october/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:45:46 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=3822 As we come into the week before the Melbourne Cup, don’t fall for the glitz and the glamour of the racing industry. These horses are the real story of Australian horse racing … and most people would never have known about them. In the month of October, when Spring Racing Carnival is already in full […]

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7 Horse Racing Facts That Will Change How You Feel About Melbourne Cup Forever https://horseracingkills.com/2018/10/07/7facts/ Sun, 07 Oct 2018 13:30:51 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=2829 Horse racing struggles to maintain relevance throughout the year. Some people don’t even realise it runs outside of Spring. If you enjoy a flutter and a drink or two at the races, these hidden facts will make you reconsider. 1. Thousands of failed racehorses are slaughtered each year Nothing says “we love our horses” like sending thousands […]

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4 Ways You Can Help Racehorses This Melbourne Cup Day (And Spring Carnival) https://horseracingkills.com/2018/10/06/4-ways-can-help-racehorses-melbourne-cup-day-spring-carnival/ Sat, 06 Oct 2018 13:22:58 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=2823 If you think the race that stops the nation is no cause for celebration, you’re not alone! Here are 4 really awesome ways you can help racehorses on Melbourne Cup Day and throughout Spring Carnival. 1. Volunteer There are sanctuaries across the country who are constantly cleaning up the mess of the racing industry by […]

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BREAKING: 119 Racehorses Killed In The Last Racing Year https://horseracingkills.com/2018/08/31/breaking-119-racehorses-killed-in-the-last-racing-year/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:03:28 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=3613 The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses have just published their fourth annual Racehorse Deathwatch report, which details the deaths on Australian racetracks over the racing year. The racing year started on 1 August 2017 and concluded on 31 July 2018. In that time, 119 racehorses died on the track from racing related injuries, or […]

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This Year Was The Lowest Melbourne Cup Carnival Attendance Since 1999 https://horseracingkills.com/2017/11/24/year-lowest-melbourne-cup-carnival-attendance-since-1999/ Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:25:57 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=3342 If you’ve ever wondered if the efforts of animal protection advocates was having any impact, this definitely proves it. The famous Melbourne Cup Carnival, which comprises of Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Stakes Day and Oaks Day, has slowly but surely seen a decrease in attendance numbers in recent years. And this year, it reached […]

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5 Reasons To Avoid The Races This Spring Season https://horseracingkills.com/2017/10/01/5-reasons-avoid-races-spring-season/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 07:09:53 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=2819 Going to the races might seem like harmless fun. But hidden behind the glitz of racing are hundreds of dead racehorses.  This is the story of just 5 of them. ‘Almoonqith’ – Sydney Cup tragedy Almoonqith was a 7-year-old gelding, who started his racing career as 2-year-old in America. After being brought to Australia, he […]

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NSW Leads The Way On Racehorse Welfare https://horseracingkills.com/2017/09/11/nsw-leads-way-racehorse-welfare/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:16:38 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=2835 Since our inception in 2008, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses has continued to campaign for a better life for all racehorses. Always at the forefront of our concerns has been the slaughter of thousands of failed and former racehorses when no longer profitable. Before animal welfare campaigners like us began exploring the issues […]

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The Shocking Number Of Racehorses Killed This Year https://horseracingkills.com/2017/08/16/shocking-number-racehorses-killed-year/ Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:58:28 +0000 https://horseracingkills.com/?p=2803 The racing year ends on July 31 every year, and starts again on August 1, also known as the ‘Horses’ Birthday’. The racing industry deems it a time of celebration – but is it? 4 years ago, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses began researching the number of racehorses that died on Australian racetracks […]

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