Media Release – Quick Strike the Latest Victim of Horse Racing

9 February 2016
Quick Strike the Latest Victim of Horse Racing

Animals Tasmania are renewing the call to end horse racing following the death yesterday of Hobart Cup starter Quick Strike.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Quick Strike as a result of yesterday’s Hobart Cup. Our message during our action at the Cup yesterday was that horses are being exploited and often pushed beyond their natural limits. Quick Strike is the latest vicitim of an industry driven solely by greed.” said Chris Simcox, spokesperson for Animals Tasmania.

“Horses are too often regarded as mere property. They are intelligent and sensitive beings. It is time we all started to recognise them as individuals, and treated them as equal with our own kind.” said Mr Simcox.
For more information:

Chris Simcox: 0408 970 359 (e:
Animals Tasmania exists to promote respect and kindness towards all non-human animals. We represent all animals, no exceptions.

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