What: ‘Horse Racing Kills’ protest at the Wellington Cup Day Races
When: Saturday 19th January 2019
Where: Wellington Racing Club, 10 Racecourse Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt.
This Saturday, Cup Day at the Wellington Racing Club will see anti-horse racing protesters demonstrating outside.
Activists will be holding placards and banners at the entrance of the racecourse calling on racegoers to reconsider
their support of horseracing and demanding the industry at the very least implement a retirement plan for all
Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) spokesperson Frances Baker said today, “We are against horse racing
because horses suffer tremendously in this industry. Every aspect of their life before, during and after racing is
“Horses are bred into a lifestyle that is not natural to them. They spend the majority of their lives isolated in
stalls, being fed harmful concentrated diets. Their ability to graze, essential to their general wellbeing, is taken
from them throughout training regimes."
"Studies have proven the whip to be painful for the horse yet in horse racing it is perfectly legal to beat them this
way as they are forced to run for their lives, resulting in frequent injury and death."
“When no longer profitable many are sent to the knackery to be turned into dog food and there is no record of all the
foals born who don’t have the industry's desired temperament or physical attributes."
"Horses are suffering for our entertainment and for gambling profits and that is unacceptable."
"We are urging the racing industry to at the very least, implement a retirement plan for all racehorses.”
“We want people to think twice about attending a racing event. There are other cruelty-free events that you can go to
have a good day out. It is not a party for the animals.” she said.