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I was really hoping to avoid this tbh, its all over my facebook page and tbh I am not interested as it becomes an absolute warzone.
The horse world will always be split down the middle with this, always. I am neither for nor against racing however I don't ever believe it will be stopped due to the amount of money it brings in. ABC spews the most bias news reports ever to hit TV. Most of the horses in the videos are not racehorses straight from the track and most of them are brumbies.

Racing cannot regulate the abbatoirs and the abbatoirs that see fit to terrorize and abuse the poor animals going to their deaths need to be sacked and treated the way they treat those horses. Abbatoirs regardless of the breeding done by racing are a necessity it is what it is. However I believe their needs to be stricter regulations on breedings racehorses and harsher penalties on those that are backyard breeding. We need to focus our energy and time on improving the way things are done and managed.
 

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Yeah, I'm by no means a supporter of the racing INDUSTRY and there are many issues, not just... deaths in custody. But it doesn't help the anti-racing mob's cause to either falsify(passing brums off as TB's) or not be careful enough about correct facts, or to exaggerate stories. The studies done on bleeding from lungs & sinuses is one that's rather more telling, for eg, but they want to make noises about deaths instead, because that will have the bigger impact on people... that don't look into the whole subject more carefully...
 

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Rainaisabelle- how do you know they are brumbies and not racehorses? Aren't the racehorses branded with a number?
 

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Rainaisabelle- how do you know they are brumbies and not racehorses? Aren't the racehorses branded with a number?
I am not sure I understand your point? Their were racehorses in that video I have no doubt about it but most looked like they had not just retired. You can tell as most of them were not racing fit condition nor were they in the condition a racehorse who just finished would be in. Their were more then racehorses in that video whether ABC likes to admit it or not.
 

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I did not watch the show/vid. Don't need to. But I would have thought there would be some untried horses who were never going to make the grade, and lots that may have been 'spelled' after injury or such, before being thrown away. So I wouldn't imagine that only race fit horses ended up at the knackers. So I wonder, were there obviously not TB horses in the vid too or...?

At least ABC reported on it - thought that was good. Sure Murdoch &/or his cronies are into racing so none of the others would tarnish 'the game'...

While this show is focusing on racehorses, it's no secret that masses of brumbies are sent to the doggers too, but there are many cruelties, from the trappers to truckers to doggers, which are totally uncalled for. I wonder, if horses cop that, what do the cattle & sheep cop that we don't know about, while we get excited about live exports & cruelty when overseas...
 
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