Qantas No Longer Supports Goat Race!
After several phone calls between Animal Liberation and Qantas yesterday, Qantas has now agreed not to sponsor any further goat racing events. The following statement was issued by Qantas Corporate Communication:
“Qantas shares the community’s concerns regarding the ethical treatment of animals. As background, Qantas has previously sponsored Roma’s Easter in the Country Festival by providing the organisers with return air fares. In 2012, the organisers made the decision to use some of these air fares as prizes for the Goat Races, without consulting Qantas. Qantas is not a sponsor of the 2013 Easter in the Country Festival.”
Thank you to everyone who signed our online petition! It’s amazing what a few moments of our time can achieve! Unfortunately Origin Energy is still sponsoring the goat race, so please keep sharing and getting signatures for our petition