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Australia #Lovemyhorse: Owners show how much they love their horses after Meramist Abattoir scandal

09:15  19 october  2019
09:15  19 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Mass slaughter and abuse of racehorses undermines industry's commitment to animal welfare

  Mass slaughter and abuse of racehorses undermines industry's commitment to animal welfare An extensive ABC investigation has revealed the widespread slaughter of racehorses for pet food and human consumption at abattoirs and knackeries in New South Wales and Queensland. The practice is occurring despite industry rules and animal welfare guarantees.The undercover investigation revealed disturbing treatment of horses at one abattoir before and during slaughter. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

It is, after all, recreational horse owners who are responsible for most horses in Australia, including most of those that are put through sales, bred in irresponsibly high numbers, and subject to welfare complaints when they are neglected, or left to starve during drought.

Footage showed horses being beaten, kicked and shocked with electric prods while they lay dying in abattoirs , and raised questions about the racing industry’s “The minister for agriculture has directed biosecurity officers to go in today and investigate animal cruelty allegations at the Meramist Abattoir

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.

Jockey Laura Cheshire says she 'failed' after recognising her own horse slaughtered on camera

  Jockey Laura Cheshire says she 'failed' after recognising her own horse slaughtered on camera Jockey Laura Cheshire says she 'failed' after recognising her own horse slaughtered on cameraThe program was given hidden-camera video taken at the Meramist Abattoir in Caboolture, which showed former racehorses being kicked, dragged, shocked and slaughtered.

“ How a horse moves from being a racing horse to a former racing horse , we need to have that Meramist Abattoir is one of only two facilities in Australia accredited for the processing and export The abattoir was on lock-down on Friday following the revelations, with the owners so jumpy, they

by police over alleged mistreatment of racehorses after explosive footage showed thoroughbreds Racing Australia claims only 34 horses end up at Australian abattoirs each year Racing claims to protect horses , before during and after their career An abattoir will be investigated by police over the alleged mistreatment of racehorses after

The hashtag follows video showing horses being kicked, dragged, shocked and slaughtered.© ABC News The hashtag follows video showing horses being kicked, dragged, shocked and slaughtered.

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.

Others have used the hashtag to speak of their commitment to their horses — both on and off the racecourse.

Queensland government blames horse owners for abattoir cruelty scandal

  Queensland government blames horse owners for abattoir cruelty scandal 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.

“ How a horse moves from being a racing horse to a former racing horse , we need to have that Distressing footage shows healthy racehorses being brutally slaughtered at an abattoir amid claims Meramist Abattoir is one of only two facilities in Australia accredited for the processing and export of

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One mused over the fact that their 19-year-old horse, Annie, remembers the races when the TV is turned on.

'Someone's been asleep': racing industry in shock at animal cruelty revelations

  'Someone's been asleep': racing industry in shock at animal cruelty revelations Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys downplayed concerns about the extent of the problem in NSW, pointing out it was the only state that had banned a retired horse from being sent to a knackery or abattoir. But several high-ranking sources within the industry expressed concerns that regulators, including Racing NSW, had been too slow to act after similar abuse allegations were levelled against greyhounds in 2015."I must say, it takes a fair bit to rock me out of my seat, and the program did that very thing," Mr Hartigan told the Herald.

The Red Lion abattoir in Cheshire slaughtered horses and cut the meat. Before the horsemeat scandal broke, an animal sanctuary planted hidden cameras in key parts of the plant and filmed its Polish slaughtermen apparently abusing horses , and it became the subject of protests.

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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.

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.

Or for revelling in being a "horse" after having to learn how to be one at the end of a racing career.

Interview with a kill buyer: how racehorses end up as meat .
He is known as the kill buyer, but Peter Loffel prefers the term horse trader. He buys direct from the racing industry and trucks to the Caboolture knackery.He is known as a kill buyer, although he prefers the term horse trader. He buys horses no one wants and trucks them to a place no horse wants to end up - the Meramist abattoir featured in last week’s 7.30 expose on ABC.

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