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The tragic outcome of racing horses in Australia

A large-scale investigation by ABC News (Australia) has found that slaughtering horses for food for animals and humans at slaughterhouses in the states of New South Wales and Queensland.

Worth mentioning, this activity is taking place despite the horse racing industry rules and regulations on animal protection. Secret investigations revealed brutal treatment of horses at slaughterhouses before and during slaughter.

Horse slaughter is not illegal in Australia but it is against the policies and rules of the horse racing industry. Paul McGreevy, a veterinarian and professor of behavioral science and animal protection at the University of Sydney, confessed he was horrified by what he witnessed.

For the past two years, Mr. Elio Celotto and the Equestrian Protection Alliance have been monitoring Meramist slaughterhouse, located north of Brisbane, by remote camera and have recorded daily activities here. In the Meramist kiln, people slaughter all kinds of cattle, but horses alone are estimated to be slaughtered about 500 per month.

“It’s a horse slaughterhouse for human consumption”, Celotto confirmed, adding that horse meat was brought to different countries in Europe, Japan and Russia bulk export of horse meat.

As for the Equestrian Protection Alliance, a group of secret investigators entered the slaughterhouse and recorded over a thousand hours of images of horses being put through slaughterhouses and how they were treated.

This process records about 300 racing horses that have passed through the Meramist slaughterhouse in just 22 days. Especially, there were days when a secret camera had recorded more than 40 racing horses being slaughtered.

The images recorded and transferred to ABC News also show slaughterhouse workers torturing animals before killing them. Specifically, the horses were beaten and tortured, repeatedly hit on the head and killed. Some were kicked and subjected to electric shocks.

And yet, one worker saw a piece of wood pounding the horses repeatedly, another beating them with water pipes. The horse racing industry in Australia is a massive business that requires a large supply. In the last fiscal year, the industry has produced 14,000 foals. In addition, each year, about 8,500 horses are withdrawn from the track.

According to the country’s horse racing industry, less than 1% of horse racing finish their fate at the abattoir.

According to Professor McGreevy, the guarantees of the horse racing industry are not reliable. The fact is, a large number of horses are having a very terrible end, at least 4,000 horses per year. Peter V’Landys, a horse racing official in New South Wales, said he was unaware of the horses being taken to the slaughterhouse, and said anyone found to be in violation of the rules would be Strict handling.

Conditions for organizing horse competitions in England

This article will provide you with information on the operating conditions of the equestrian organization in England as well as in most countries around the world.

Establishments organizing activities of horse racing must meet the following material conditions:

The straight track has a minimum length of 1000m, a minimum width of 20m; a closed race track with a minimum length of 1600m, depending on the distance of the race, there must be a straight line of at least 300m before coming to a turn; sand racing surface, at least 30cm thick.

The protective fence on both sides of the track is at least 80cm high, made of materials not dangerous to people and horses when racing, which can be easily disassembled and moved. The safe distance from the fence protection to each side is 10m.

The starting area must be at least 40 x 60m long. Starting stables have 12 stables made of galvanized steel or stainless steel to ensure sure, safe, convenient for jockey and racehorses to start with the prescribed size. The gate is controlled by an automatic opening system at the same time operated by a hydraulic or mechanical system with a damping system.

The destination area has a camera system to photograph the destination to determine the achievement of the horse racing to the destination. There is an electronic board showing the parameters, the results of the race, with a mirror of the destination, with a prize area, ensuring enough area for 3 jockeys and racing horses to win 1, 2, 3 prizes to receive the prize.

The equipment must have a surveillance camera system in the preparation area, the starting area and the destination to ensure accurate competition results. There is a communication device for members of the Organizing Committee, Arbitration, and Race surveillance to run the horse racing.

Equestrian and racing jockey must be equipped with: Racing cap (jockey hat), armor, shin guards, racing shoes, racing clothes, whips, saddle sets including saddle belts, leather straps or belly shield, stud foot ensure safety for jockey and horse racing during competition.

Opera House was turned into a billboard for horse racing

The sails of the Opera House, Australia’s most famous cultural heritage, will be used as billboards for the annual Everest horse race of New South Wales.

Images of the championship trophy, number of barricades, horseshoe-shaped candies and the distinctive colors of the traditional Everest horse race were shown by laser light on the surface of the sails of the Opera House. This is the first time Australia’s world-famous symbol has been used for commercial purposes.

Despite the enthusiastic support from the government of New South Wales, however, this advertisement has created fierce debate across the media and in the Australian community.

More than 270,000 people signed an online application to oppose the campaign. Opponents say the association between a race, a betting nature, and one of the country’s most famous cultural heritage, is a wrong decision.

Mike Woodcock, the first person to file a lawsuit, called on the authorities, the theater management unit and the Everest Horse Racing Organization to stop making the Opera House a billboard. Green MP Senator David Shoebridge even said this was an insult and asked the State Heritage Council of New South Wales to issue an immediate ban on advertising.

Despite rising opposition, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said he will continue to support the campaign. Ms. Berejiklian stated that everyone has the right to express their opinions, but this is absolutely an event for the best benefit of the community. According to Ms. Berejiklian, the authorities and the organizer of the Everest race have been negotiating for a long time and people should wait to see which images will be shown on the sad wings of the theater. Opera House, before making a personal judgment. According to Ms Berejiklian, the most important and correct thing for the government is to promote big local events. Laser shows promoting the Everest race at the Opera House will create the right balance.

Speaking on the 2GB radio channel, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison voiced his support for the decision of the state of New South Wales. Mr. Morrison sees this as one of the biggest events of the year and an opportunity to bring great economic benefits to the locality and to Australia. The Everest Horse Race is an annual event, held at the Royal Randwick Stadium of Sydney (New South Wales). This is one of the largest horse races in the world, with a total prize value of up to 13 million AUD (about 9.36 million USD).

Strange story true: The runner wins the horse in running

Former British speedman Dwain Chambers has just made an impossible challenge, racing a 100m race with the heat race horse Heat Storm and amazingly, who won the horse racing.

This match just took place at the Wolverhampton Racecourse, England, on 13.3. The Heat Storm horse is in the process of training preparing to compete at the Cheltenham Festival.

Meanwhile, former Chambers athletes no longer at the peak of his career despite competing with lightning Usain Bolt at the 100m run at the World Championships in 2009.

Chambers also participated in two Olympics, once in fourth place, 100m in Sydney 2000 and in the semi-finals with content in London 2012. Despite this, Chambers’s ability to outperform the battle is something no one believes. However, this utopia has been proven really: Chambers won the horse race Heat Storm in the distance of running 100m when finishing first with a record of 10.36 seconds.

After the race, Chambers said that he was really worried and he thought that how humans could win one of the fastest running animals in the world. He added: “However, when I entered the race, I sprinted as fast as I could because I thought that the racing horse would not have the same quick start as a human. Creating this advantage, I could feel the hooves of horses right behind me. But because of the short distance, it was a difference for me to speed forward”.

According to Chambers, humans can only win horses-like animals in such challenges at a short distance, but longer than impossible.

In track and field, there were athletes who beat high-speed animals like race horses. The most famous was the 100-meter race between legendary American athlete Jesse Owens with a horse race in 1940. At that time, Mr. Owens won this race by understanding the horse’s ability to start slower than humans and it is often startled immediately after gunfire starts and then runs. Mr. Owens took advantage of this knowledge to prevail to compensate for the distance that will be lost in the last 30 m as horses race to speed the finish line first.