Statistics confirm racehorse deaths.


MR HANDLEY (Daily, January 16), please don't insult our intelligence with respect to the issue raised by Claire Jolliffe on January 14, regarding racehorses going to their demise once past their usefulness.

Data collected from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses between August 1, 2017, and July 31 last year, confirmed that every three days one racehorse died on the racetracks. Data confirmed that during this one-year period 11 horses died from cardiac arrest, 16 horses collapsed and died, four horses died from bleeds and 46 horses were killed having raced as two-year-olds. With the highest number of deaths being in NSW (52) followed by Queensland (24) and Victoria (24), there were 119 racehorse deaths during this 12-month period.

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