Media Release – Stop Abuse of Horses in Racing

8 February 2016
Stop Abuse of Horses in Racing
Action at Hobart Cup

Animals Tasmania want to see an end to the needless exploitation of horses used in racing. This is part of a wider call for an end to the treatment nonhuman animals as property.

“Horse racing puts all horses involved through unimaginable suffering. They are typically pushed far beyond their natural limits and then discarded when they cease to be competitive. It’s not about what is best for the horses, it’s about humans greedily getting what they want.” said Chris Simcox, spokesperson for Animals Tasmania.
“Horses are not property, they are sentient beings, like humans, pigs, cattle and dogs. They think, feel and suffer. And they each have very real intrinsic worth. It is time humans started treating all non-humans with respect and understanding.” said Mr Simcox

Action at Hobart Cup
Elwick Racecourse

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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