Help End Jumps Racing Carnage
2013 UPDATE: The 2013 jumps racing season has claimed its first victim. The last hurdle at Sandown on 17 April was one too many for seven-year-old Scenic Buzz, who fell on his neck and was killed behind the green screen.
Jumps racing is a cruel and dangerous 'sport' in which horses are forced to jump metre-high fences at high speed. It's 10 - 20 times more dangerous
to horses than flat racing, and many of the injuries sustained during jumps races can be horrific
. Jumps racing now only occurs in Victoria and South Australia where horses continue to die
on the tracks every year. In the 2011 jumps racing season eleven horses died on the tracks and 2012 saw six jumps horses killed on tracks.
The Victorian and South Australian Governments and racing industry leaders deem it acceptable to have an 'allowable death quota' for horses (the 'target' fatality rate set by industry is about 15 times that of flat racing). So long as they permit jumps racing to continue, they share the responsibility for every horse dying on the track, and every punter maimed or injured. Please add your voice and let them know that the community will no longer tolerate this cruelty.