The man in the suit — Elio Celotto on the life of a horse racing protester

by RUSSELL JACKSON | 27 October 2016 Cross-posted from The Guardian Go directly to full article » As the Melbourne Cup gets under way on Tuesday, horseracing protester Elio Celotto will be enjoying a far different day of festivities to racegoers It’s Monday 2 November, 2015, and the intersection of Flinders and Swanston is closed… Continue reading The man in the suit — Elio Celotto on the life of a horse racing protester

Hidden camera footage shows former racehorses being killed

This video is important for people who believe that racehorses enjoy pampered lives and end their days leisurely munching in fields of green, lovingly attended to. Captured on film in Australia. Warning: Disturbing Footage. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1309137.html FEATURED IMAGE Unattributed Google search result.

Surviving laminitis: QUT launches worldwide horse study

QUT PRESS RELEASE Queensland University of Technology It is a disease that has taken the life of Black Caviar's brother, the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in Australia, but to the average horse owner laminitis is a killer that often strikes without warning. Dr Melody de Laat, from QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty,… Continue reading Surviving laminitis: QUT launches worldwide horse study

Blood drenched horse butcher hands out cans of dog food at protest (AU)

Cross-posted from The International Social News Agency REPORTED BY WARD YOUNG Brisbane 9 January 2014. In Brisbane today, as The Magic Millions horse sale continues on the Gold Coast, a group of people who care about the welfare of horses, staged a protest. Race horses that do not meet the racing times expected of trainers… Continue reading Blood drenched horse butcher hands out cans of dog food at protest (AU)

UK: As horse deaths mount, campaigners ask: what price a day at the races

Cheltenham heads list of courses where most animals die, and jump racing carries most risk Cross-posted from The Observer A thousand horses have died on Britain's racecourses since 2007, according to records kept by an animal rights organisation. Animal Aid's "Death Watch" list reached the 1,000 mark late last month when a seven-year-old gelding, Hired… Continue reading UK: As horse deaths mount, campaigners ask: what price a day at the races

Aussie racing minister calls horse slaughter video ‘dramatic’

Cross-posted from The Age WRITTEN BY JARED LYNCH (AUSTRALIA) -- Victorian Racing Minister Denis Napthine has labelled a video of injured racehorses being shot at point-blank range at a knackery as "dramatic" and "overstating" animal wastage in the racing industry. Animal activists, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, secretly filmed the video which shows… Continue reading Aussie racing minister calls horse slaughter video ‘dramatic’