Animal Law Clinic launch photos – 9 May 2013

(photos courtesy of Lea Croyden, Fitzroy Legal Service)

The Hon. Justice Marcia Neave and Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls

The Hon. Justice Marcia Neave, Carolyn Burnside and guests

MC and LFA Exec member Moira Rayner

LFA Exec member Moira Rayner and Vice-President of LFA Astrid Haban-Beer

Horse Racing

The cruelty of horseracing in Australia is usually overlooked due to its social and historical significance.

Racing places enormous pressure on the immature skeletal systems of young horses and regularly leads to lung-bleeding, while a high incidence of stomach ulcers occurs from the high-concentrate grain diets.

Slower or injured horses are routinely discarded by the industry. An estimated 20,000 horses end up at Australian slaughterhouses or ‘knackeries’ each year, with thousands enduring hellish journeys over many days to reach the abattoirs. Much of the horse meat is then shipped to Asia and Europe.


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