END HORSE RACING IN IRELAND-HORSE RACING KILLS HORSES
  • Petitioning Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food

This petition will be delivered to:

Department of Agriculture . IRELAND.
Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin 2
Dr. Leo VradakarTD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

END HORSE RACING IN IRELAND-HORSE RACING KILLS HORSES

    1. bernie wright
    2. Petition by

      bernie wright

      ireland, Ireland

Every time a horse is raced his life is put at risk, horses who are involved in serious accidents are killed. Many who are too slow to race end up in slaughterhouses and are used as food. Many others who sustain racing injuries are deemed unprofitable and are discarded by this cruel trade. We call on the Minister to end this animal violation based on the vast cruelty that is inherent in Horse Racing. While these fatalities are described as ‘freakish’ ‘sad’ and ‘regrettable’ the number of injuries and deaths is rising because horses are raced and made jump. There is immense suffering involved in this so called sport that is veiled by its glamorous façade. Sport for who we ask? Definitely not the horses that are whipped around the courses, many resulting in injuries and deaths, an unknown tally killed in slaughterhouses when they are no longer winning.
Commercial horse racing is a ruthless industry motivated by financial gain and prestige.

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. HORSES KILLED IN LEOPARDSTOWN RACE TRACK, DUBLIN.

      bernie wright
      Petition Organizer

      PRESS RELEASE.8.1.12. HORSE RACING DEATH TOLL PROMPTS CALL FOR A BAN . Five young horses died last week at Leopardstown Race Track whilst Racing. This follows a similar incident where six horses died at Tramore track in Killarney a few years ago. In Sligo two years ago a horse collision at Cullenamore Races resulted in a horse having to be put down and two jockeys rushed to hospital. The collision occurred in front of hundreds of spectators. Laytown is remembered for the pile up of horses in the nineties when three horses were killed. While these fatalities are described as ‘freakish’ ‘sad’ and ‘regrettable’ the number of injuries and deaths is rising because horses are raced and made jump. There is immense suffering involved in this so called sport that is veiled by its glamorous façade. Sport for who we ask? Definitely not the horses that are whipped around the courses, many resulting in injuries and deaths, an unknown tally killed in slaughterhouses when they are no longer winning

    3. HORSES KILLED IN LEOPARDSTOWN RACE TRACK, DUBLIN.

      bernie wright
      Petition Organizer

      PRESS RELEASE.8.1.12. HORSE RACING DEATH TOLL PROMPTS CALL FOR A BAN . Five young horses died last week at Leopardstown Race Track whilst Racing. This follows a similar incident where six horses died at Tramore track in Killarney a few years ago. In Sligo two years ago a horse collision at Cullenamore Races resulted in a horse having to be put down and two jockeys rushed to hospital. The collision occurred in front of hundreds of spectators. Laytown is remembered for the pile up of horses in the nineties when three horses were killed. While these fatalities are described as ‘freakish’ ‘sad’ and ‘regrettable’ the number of injuries and deaths is rising because horses are raced and made jump. There is immense suffering involved in this so called sport that is veiled by its glamorous façade. Sport for who we ask? Definitely not the horses that are whipped around the courses, many resulting in injuries and deaths, an unknown tally killed in slaughterhouses when they are no longer winning

    4. Reached 500 signatures
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    • Eloise Watkins DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      I can't stand to see horses killed or injured for entertainment.

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    • Rita Kaerger GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      Das ist unmöglich und muß aufhören !!!!!

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    • George Edwards PEMBROKE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Horse racing cruelty has gone on too long! Ban it now!

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    • Sylvi Christiansen SARPSBORG, NORWAY
      • 7 months ago

      This is plain Evil !!!!!!!!!

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    • keith jamieson RUNCORN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      it's wrong to endanger the lives of these horses.ban horse racing now.

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