The Melbourne Cup is what we call FuCup Day – horse racing contributes to animal abuse in the name of ‘entertainment’ and ‘tradition’. The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) in Auckland believe that the exploitation of animals must stop and that the public has the right to know what is really going on behind the scenes.

Quotes attributable to CPR Auckland spokesperson Aya Oba.

“We will be marching through the streets of Auckland CBD and the waterfront, where venues will host the screening of the race. races.

“We will also have a whipping demonstration for people to try and see that whipping really hurts.

“Every year on this day, even in Aotearoa – people take this opportunity to ‘glam up’ and celebrate this event – as innocent animals face a high risk of injury and death.

“We protesters will also be dressed to prove that glamor and true beauty doesn’t require animal abuse. We want to raise awareness and provide facts, so more people can make conscious, kinder choices – by not betting and contributing to the horse racing industry.

“While people are enjoying bubbles and fashion, horses are seething from their mouths, running towards death. While people are betting, horses are being forced to play Russian roulette with their lives.”

Facts:

  • 9 deaths (as far as we know) and a total of 207 injuries so far this year (as of 12/10/2022) in New Zealand
  • 139 Deaths in Australia during the period from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022
  • Melbourne Cup recent losses.- Anthony Van Dyck (2020), Cliffsofmoher (2018), Regal Monarch (2016), Red Gifts (2015), Admire Rakti (2014), Araldo (2014), Verema (2013), Rose of Peace (2012)
  • There is a significant increase in domestic violence on Cup day – with alcohol and gambling creating a high risk of abuse – most often by a man.

“We won’t stop fighting – until everyone is free,” she said.

For more information:
horseracingkills.com

Documentary “The Final Race”
https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/the-dark-side-of-the-horse-racing-industry/11614022

New Zealand “Waste” Estimate
horseracingkills.com/2020/05/19/new-zealand-wastage-estimate

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