Australia #Lovemyhorse: Owners show how much they love their horses after Meramist Abattoir scandal
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As Australia's horse-racing community is left reeling by revelations horses have been discarded at slaughterhouses in Australia, owners are taking to social media to share how much they love and care for their horses.
Earlier this week, the ABC's 7.30 program revealed hidden-camera video taken at the Meramist Abattoir in Caboolture, which showed former racehorses being kicked, dragged, shocked and slaughtered.
The Queensland Government has since announced an investigation into the abattoir for alleged animal mistreatment.
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In the wake of the news and subsequent investigation, the hashtag #lovemyhorse was born, reminding us of the unique bond between horse and human.
Some have tweeted under it to call out the Meramist Abattoir.
This is Shadow, as a young horse he could easily have been misunderstood by inexperienced hands and wound up with an unspeakable fate. Instead we made the conscientious decision he'd have a home for life. 23 years old he's going strong.— petite rhapsody thoroughbreds (@therogersbay)
Others have used the hashtag to speak of their commitment to their horses — both on and off the racecourse.
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We love our horses, they are our family. All loved and cared for unconditionally. We are committed to all our horses on and off the track.— Tricolours Racing (@tricoloursR)
He wasn’t great on the track, but always loved . Post Racing became a show horse and still loved.— Daryl Couling (@DarylCouling)
Retired from racing years ago. Home for life.— Andrew Twaits (@ajtwaits)
Think of these beautiful creatures every day. Love them like they are my own flesh n blood. The day they lose interest in racing is the day they go and enjoy retirement on a lush green farm— Lawns Yokel (@madcun7)
One mused over the fact that their 19-year-old horse, Annie, remembers the races when the TV is turned on.
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Complaints were received about the abattoir, but Queensland authorities say the federal government is responsible for policing conditions inside the facility .“The responsibility in relation to monitoring the conditions inside the abattoir rests with the department of agriculture at a Commonwealth level,” Mr Letts said.“We have been working with them since the program aired last night to get a report in relation to matters that they have been investigating.
— email@example.com (@tabyrne71)
Awesome Annie in retirement now age 19yrs, bought over from WA with us to Victoria. We have had her since she was 16mths old.
Turn the races on and she still remembers. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
And this owner's love for his horse made sure he didn't let photo quality stand in the way of sharing a picture of the pair of them.
Not the best photo but absolutely— aasish (@aasish)
But for most, the hashtag was an excuse to speak of the love they feel for their horses, regardless of how slow they are, for simply enjoying life.
Could be the slowest horse to ever race. Living his best life on our farm— Campbell brown (@Browndogg_30x)
Some retired brood mares some 20 years old enjoying life— Janet Gaist (@GaistJanet)
Or for revelling in being a "horse" after having to learn how to be one at the end of a racing career.
— ????Hepcat (@Hepzibah18) My beautiful boy, George, now 24. Took him a while to learn how to be a 'horse' after he finished racing, but he seems to revel in it now.
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