Stop the Melbourne Cup

Stop the Melbourne Cup

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Samantha Brown started this petition to Australians and

The Melbourne Cup needs to stop as it is incredibly cruel. Horse racing is an industry responsible for the painful deaths of thousands of horses.

It is terrible that we make horses suffer for our own pleasure. This is animal cruelty. While the racing industry would have people believe that horseracing is concerned with the welfare of the horses, the reality is that the for-profit industry doesn't care for the horses. Of the 13,000 horses bred every year for the sport, only two-thirds get to race. The rest of the horses are processed into dog food. That is about 5000 horses. The horse racing industry claims to prioritize the retirement of the horses, it is not required legally.

In the race, horses are pushed to points of exhaustion, so that they will frequently begin to cough up blood, their backs and legs whipped relentlessly. The whips that are used in the race does not improve the chances of winning, and it causes swelling and tissue damage to the horse.

The Melbourne Cup day is one of the cruellest days on Australia's calendar and it needs to stop. Horse Racing is actually murder. Nearly one horse breaks its leg every race and it has to be euthanised. This is immoral and cruel.

STOP THE MELBOURNE CUP!!!!!!!

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