26 October 2020
A new documentary film and report just released by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, in collaboration with Animal Liberation Queensland and Animal Liberation, reveals the true number of racehorses sent to slaughter every year.
In October 2019 ABC's 7:30 program highlighted the routine slaughter of racehorses once they are disposed of, creating shockwaves across Australia and the world. Their brutal retirement plan for horses had finally been exposed. However, 7:30 did not cover the full story - the routine abuse of horses before and during racing and how undercover video surveillance was used to gather data on the true number of racehorses sent to slaughter.
Through this short film, we will expose the reality of the day to day life of horses used for racing, we will go deeper into the horrors of the slaughter investigation and take a look, one year on, at where things stand for them now.
Note: Some viewers may find images in this film distressing.
Watch the 38-minute documentary here:
Learn more about the true number of racehorses killed in CPR's latest report: The slaughter of Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses in Australia: an estimate of the numbers killed for human consumption