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2 More Horses Die In Jumps Racing

2 More Horses Die In Jumps Racing

Posted 7 April 2010   by Jesse         Permalink | 10 Comments

Tags: jumps racing, horse racing, horses, Victoria, South Australia, entertainment, take action, rant

I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but another 2 horses were killed in a jumps race over the Easter break - this time in SA. And what was the Racing Minister's response? "Although it's extremely disappointing that we've had the loss that we've had, it doesn't mean that jumps racing should be banned as a result of one incident."

Gah! I don't even know where to begin...

But wait, I suppose he's got a point. We shouldn't just take this one incident into consideration when deciding the fate of jumps racing. We should probably also consider the fact that 11 horses died in jumps races across Victoria and South Australia last year.

Surely they should have worked it out by now: horse + jumps racing = bad idea. Is this so hard to get? You'd think the body count on the track would give it away. They've tried raising the jumps, lowering the jumps, hardening the jumps, softening the jumps. And still horses fall and die. So why not try banning the jumps? Something tells me that might work!

If you're as sick of seeing horses die for the sake of entertainment as I am, then please click here to send the Ministers for Racing in Vic and SA a letter to tell them to ban this cruel sport.

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JKM JKM 8 April 2010
1
So stupid. sad Poor horsies.
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JKM JKM 8 April 2010
2
I sent the letter, and will post it to my facebook page, and hope others will send it too. happy
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Jesse Jesse 9 April 2010
3
And then again yesterday, another 2 horses fell in trials in victoria: http://www.theage.com.au/sport/horseracing/jumps-racing-trial-stumbles-over-new-hurdle-20100408-rv2m.html
furious
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Ria Ria 14 April 2010
4
How can this even be called a "sport"?
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Cj Cj 18 April 2010
5
Ahh no..!

>.< i hate that so much
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JessicaSmile JessicaSmile 3 May 2010
6
horse   jumps racing = bad idea.
The Government is Good a Dribbling Shizz but they're no Good at Maths unless it's how much they're earning.
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Lillian1 Lillian1 14 May 2010
7
How could you be so gullible? It's a death sentence! angry
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Hitler Hitler 17 May 2010
8
sad
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Animallover12 Animallover12 17 August 2010
9
sad!
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Lillian1 Lillian1 7 October 2010
10
megaphone gggggggrrrrrrrr curse he/she who had the idea to start this "sport"
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