Substance charges laid following Queensland stewards probe

Horse Racing Queensland, Australia.

AAP | nine.com.au | (23 Jun. 20) — Queensland stewards have charged 15 people, including 13 trainers, with buying unregistered substances after a state wide investigation over the past two months. In a statement on Wednesday morning, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission said it had informed 13 thoroughbred trainers, one stable hand and one jockey… Continue reading Substance charges laid following Queensland stewards probe

Money goes to the dogs not horses in Oz

Big Fail in Queensland In an article last October, we were dismayed to learn that a volunteer organization that rehomes Standardbred racehorses was forced to close its doors due to lack of funding, just weeks before footage of Thoroughbreds being sent to slaughter was aired on ABC 7.30. Then we learn that the Queensland greyhound… Continue reading Money goes to the dogs not horses in Oz

Ex-racehorses to be rehomed rather than slaughtered under new Queensland plan

An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )

ABATTOIR TO BE LAST RESORT Queensland racehorse owners will have to prove they have tried to rehome their animals multiple times before they can apply to send them to slaughter, under recommendations set to be implemented by the State Government. Key points: An independent inquiry made 37 recommendations to reduce horse slaughterA racehorse rehoming scheme… Continue reading Ex-racehorses to be rehomed rather than slaughtered under new Queensland plan

Queensland Equine Inquiry Report near completion

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

A report following the inquiry into equine welfare in Queensland could be released as early as this week. Former District Court Judge Terry Martin chaired the inquiry which was instigated by the state government after a story by the ABC’s 7.30 Report in October. The story highlighted the issue of managing the retirement of racehorses… Continue reading Queensland Equine Inquiry Report near completion

Aussie racehorse kill buyer speaks out

An image from ABC's 7.30 program showing a horse being killed at a Queensland knackery. CREDIT:ABC

INTERVIEW WITH A KILL BUYER — HOW RACEHORSES END UP AS MEAT by Chip Legrand Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Oct 2019 "Peter Loffel is the face of horse racing’s unpalatable truth. "He is known as a kill buyer, although he prefers the term horse trader. He buys horses no one wants and trucks them to… Continue reading Aussie racehorse kill buyer speaks out

Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation

An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )

THE BBC reports: Australian authorities have launched an investigation into suspected animal cruelty after a TV report revealed the alleged mass slaughter of racehorses. Footage of horses allegedly being mistreated at an abattoir in Queensland caused widespread anger when it was aired on broadcaster ABC on Thursday. On Friday, Queensland authorities sent inspectors to one of… Continue reading Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation