Enough is Enough
The horse racing industry would like you to believe that horses 'love' to jump... But in reality, horses only jump hurdles because they are forced to. Horses are sensitive and intelligent animals, and in nature wouldn't choose to jump over hurdles and risk broken legs, injuries -- even death—unless they had no other option. Please take action today and help to end this deadly 'sport'! (Please note this video contains strobing effects)
Help End Jumps Racing Carnage
2013 UPDATE: The 2013 jumps racing season has claimed its first four victims. On July 7, a five-year-old bay gelding called End of Time fell in the steeplechase at Casterton and was killed shortly after. Six-year-old Mikiyama fell while trialling at Warrnambool on June 14 and was killed over the following weekend. On June 11, a five-year-old gelding called Reckless Rat died at Warrnambool. And the last hurdle at Sandown on April 17 was one too many for seven-year-old Scenic Buzz, who fell on his neck and was killed behind the green screen.
Jumps racing is a cruel and dangerous 'sport' in which horses are forced to jump metre-high fences at high speed. It's 10 - 20 times more dangerous
to horses than flat racing, and many of the injuries sustained during jumps races can be horrific
. Jumps racing now only occurs in Victoria and South Australia where horses continue to die
on the tracks every year. In the 2011 jumps racing season eleven horses died on the tracks and 2012 saw six jumps horses killed on tracks.
The Victorian and South Australian Governments and racing industry leaders deem it acceptable to have an 'allowable death quota' for horses (the 'target' fatality rate set by industry is about 15 times that of flat racing). So long as they permit jumps racing to continue, they share the responsibility for every horse dying on the track, and every punter maimed or injured. Please add your voice and let them know that the community will no longer tolerate this cruelty.