Australian Racing Industry: racehorses aren't pet food -- create a levy to fund a horse welfare plan.
Australian Racing Board declares retirement of racehorses a priority
Dec 4, 2012 — Just last week, the Australian Racing Board issued a media release, addressing issues within the racing industry. One of the topics was “retraining and retirement of racehorses” which the board acknowledged is a “vitally important area of horse welfare” and that they would invest “heavily.”
Now that the racing industry has acknowledged this is a problem, they cannot possibly turn their backs on the thousands of racehorses killed at knackeries and abattoirs every year.
Our job is to make sure that a solution is implemented, and not simply an announcement. Let's keep up the pressure! Visit http://www.horseracingkills.com to keep up to date on the campaign to end wastage.