Tag: 'animal welfare'

Twilight Payment

The Melbourne Cup is in danger of losing its status in Australian racing culture

The Melbourne Cup is without a doubt the biggest and best race in Australia each and every year. But, is it slowly losing its appeal...

Cup-winning trainer’s cruelty case moved

A Melbourne Cup-winning trainer and three others accused of torturing horses and corrupt betting have had their case moved out of Melbourne.
Darren Weir

Cup winning trainer’s torture case moved

A Melbourne Cup-winning trainer and three others accused of torturing horses and corrupt betting have had their case moved out of Melbourne.
Animal welfare

CCTV for Qld abattoirs after cruelty probe

The Queensland government has accepted a number of recommendations from a review into animal cruelty at abbatoirs, including the installation of cameras.

Change needed in Qld racing: report

An investigation into allegations of animal cruelty towards retired racehorses has called for changes to ensure the animals are treated better.

Qld equine inquiry report near completion

The report into equine welfare in Queensland could be released as early as this week.

New group bid for horse welfare strategy

An independent group from outside the racing and breeding industries will work towards developing a national strategy for horse welfare.

WA moves to improve racehorse welfare

The horse racing industry must aim to rehome all healthy and behaviourally sound thoroughbreds and standardbreds under a new 'rule of racing' in WA.
Racing NSW

Racing NSW chair slams ‘unfair’ ABC expose

Racing NSW chairman Russell Balding has written a detailed letter of complaint to the ABC over their two-year investigation into racehorse welfare.

Dancing outside races for Cup protesters

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Melbourne Cup in a peaceful event that was part demonstration, part celebration.

Protest planned as drones watch Cup-goers

People concerned about the treatment of racehorses are intending to protest outside the 'race that stops the nation' in Melbourne.
Martin Pakula

Overbreeding needs to be addressed: RSPCA

While extra funding is welcome to assist with rehoming retired racehorses, RSPCA Victoria and others say the issue of over-breeding is paramount.

Horse welfare fears fail to spook pollies

Fresh racehorse welfare scrutiny hasn't stopped top political brass from rubbing shoulders with industry figures at an annual Canberra event.

WA moves to keep track of racehorse fate

WA's racing and gaming minister says the state will be the first in the nation to monitor the fate of racehorses from birth until death.

Horse welfare on ministers’ meeting agenda

Federal and state agriculture ministers will urgently discuss animal welfare after footage emerged of cruelty towards retired racehorses at an abattoir.

Qld horse abattoir may face criminal probe

An investigation into the slaughter of former racehorses at a Queensland abattoir could become a criminal investigation, the Queensland government says.
Chris Waller

Trainers agree more must be done

Racehorse trainers say they take care to ensure horses have good homes when they leave stables but the system needs to be tightened up.

Anti-whip message condemned as ‘gimmick’

The British Horseracing Authority says an advertising campaign that protests against the use of the whip in horse racing is merely a 'gimmick'.

Hall of Fame trainer banned at Santa Anita

American Hall Of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been barred form racing horses at Santa Anita after another fatality.

Another horse has died at Santa Anita

Another horse has died from injuries at Santa Anita racetrack, the 25th fatality since Christmas.