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FAQ's about Jumps Racing.

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Vegan Zombie. Vegan Zombie. SA Posts: 130
1 10 Jan 2010
So I'm doing some work for Animal Lib SA, and they've asked me to write up a list of frequently asked questions by people on the topic of jumps racing, and the answers, to be made into a board that we can put up at stalls for people to read.

I'm trying to think of the questions people tend to ask me while im collecting signatures/protesting, both by genuinely interested people and the trainers/jockeys trying to defend it.

so far I have:

What is Jumps Racing?

Why are there so many accidents and deaths?

But horses are strong, why would they get hurt so often?

What happens when a horse gets injured?

I was wondering if anyone else had some ideas for questions/answers, or even just some interesting facts about horses in relation to why jumps racing is unhealthy for them, or about industry itself.

I'm trying to steer away from statistics about deaths and injuries, as Animal Lib already has plenty of posters and flyers containing them.

Thanks in advance for any help. happy
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Aimee Aimee VIC Posts: 957
2 10 Jan 2010
But doesn't it stop them from ending up at the knackery?

Don't horses love jumping?
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emileee emileee NSW Posts: 514
3 10 Jan 2010
Aimee said:
Don't horses love jumping?
thats a good one happy
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Kirrilly Kirrilly VIC Posts: 2092
4 11 Jan 2010
But racehorses are very well taken care of/pampered aren't they?
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_Matt _Matt VIC Posts: 1567
5 11 Jan 2010
Isn't it nicer for them to be out in the sun, that cooped-up in a stable?

Do all falls result in death?

Do all falls result in injury?

But I heard the government recently made reforms in the types of jumps allowed - hasn't this stopped injuries?

Isn't normal horse racing just as bad?

Why are you concerning yourself with jumps racing, when far more horses are injured, killed and treated cruelly in normal horse racing?

What can I do about ending jumps racing?
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Vegan Zombie. Vegan Zombie. SA Posts: 130
6 11 Jan 2010
Thanks for the help everyone happy
Does anyone know any good sites with info that could answer some of those questions? Most places I find just have statistics. I'm halfway to finishing the poster now though happy

Just going to add some of those questions and find some good answers. ecstatic
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_Matt _Matt VIC Posts: 1567
7 11 Jan 2010
Vegan Zombie. said:
Does anyone know any good sites with info that could answer some of those questions? Most places I find just have statistics. I'm halfway to finishing the poster now though happy
http://www.unleashed.org.au/community/forum/

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Maybe start a new thread with those questions?
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