Australian horse welfare taskforce receives federal support

A horse cast off by the Thoroughbred racing industry awaits slaughter for human consumption at the Meramist Abattoir in Queenland, Australia.

The AGE.com.au reports: "The head of a new horse welfare taskforce, Denis Napthine, has welcomed support from federal agriculture minister David Littleproud, who has promised to make federal department resources available to the working group. "Mr Littleproud strongly endorsed the new welfare taskforce on Friday, which has been formed to research better post-retirement outcomes for… Continue reading Australian horse welfare taskforce receives federal support

AU Racing: Peter Moody proposes industry ‘knackery’ for unwanted horses

Peter Moody, racehorse trainer, Victoria, Australia.

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — Victoria's former top trainer Peter Moody believes the racing industry should consider operating its own facility to humanely manage the end of life process for retired racehorses that cannot be rehomed. Why not have a industry knackery he tweeted . . . https://twitter.com/moodyracingpgm/status/1211552289334255616 Before we decide what we think about the 'Moody… Continue reading AU Racing: Peter Moody proposes industry ‘knackery’ for unwanted horses