Renewed calls to ban jumps racing after another horse death

May 6, 2017

There are calls for the remainder of the Warrnambool jumps carnival to be called off after a horse was killed in the first jumps race on May 3.

Two other horses fell in the same race and 40% of horses did not finish their races. 

The fatality comes after the death of Wheeler Fortune at the Oakbank carnival last month which prompted the SA Racing Minister Leon Bignell to label jumps racing “barbaric”.

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses is calling on the Victorian government to strip the Warrnambool carnival of the remaining jumps races to prevent cruelty to animals.

Spokesperson Ward Young said: “The second jumps horse fatality is more proof that jumps racing cannot be made safe, and why it must end immediately.” 

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