The throw away horses of racing

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:46
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"title": "The throw away horses of racing",
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"source": "Footage: ABC / 730, Soundtrack: Sense of Loss, Purple Planet Music"
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"title": "We could talk about the sponsors of The Melbourne Cup",
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"summary": "<p>After all, they're paying for this.</p>",
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"summary": "<p>But why should we trust them to do the right thing?</p><p>What about the people in power who can do something today ⁠— right now?</p><p>They've been getting away with this the whole time.</p>",
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"summary": "<p>Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Kevin Anderson MP and Martin Pakula MP are state ministers responsible for racing in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria respectively.</p>",
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"msg": "Dear Ministers,\n\nI'm writing to you regarding the cruel and inhumane torture and slaughter of horses bred for racing.\n\nAs Ministers responsible for an industry that begins with the birth of a foal and ends as mince meat in a pet store, as revealed in the 7.30 expose of 18th October 2019, you must take responsibility and make changes.\n\nThese practices appear to be the dirty little secret of the racing industry but the flagrant abuse and frequency of exploiting the regulations indicates this to be standard industry practice rather than an anomaly.\n\nIt will not stop until the government sets the standards, monitors the standards and enforces a penalty regime.\n\nWe can't allow this to continue.\n\nYours sincerely\n\n\n",
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"msg": "Dear Ministers,\n\nI'm writing to you regarding the cruel and inhumane torture and slaughter of horses bred for racing.\n\nAs Ministers responsible for an industry that begins with the birth of a foal and ends as mince meat in a pet store, as revealed in the 7.30 expose of 18th October 2019, you must take responsibility and make changes.\n\nThese practices appear to be the dirty little secret of the racing industry but the flagrant abuse and frequency of exploiting the regulations indicates this to be standard industry practice rather than an anomaly.\n\nIt will not stop until the government sets the standards, monitors the standards and enforces a penalty regime.\n\nWe can't allow this to continue.\n\nYours sincerely\n\n\n",
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"summary": "<p>Please talk to your friends and family about this. If they're planning to bet, please show them <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/the-dark-side-of-the-horse-racing-industry/11614022\">the dark side of the horse racing industry</a>.<\/p><p>Please help us spread the word about this<\/p><ul><li><a href=\"https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sleepinggiantsoz.com%2Fstory%2Fhorse-racing-blood-sport\">Share on Facebook<\/a><\/li><li><a href=\"https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=Contact%20the%20ministers%20who%20can%20end%20cruel%20horse%20racing%20slaughters%20%23horseracingkills%20%23NupToTheCup&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sleepinggiantsoz.com%2Fstory%2Fhorse-racing-blood-sport\">Share on Twitter<\/a><\/li><\/ul>",
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