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Estimated 20000 horses - many ex racehorses go to slaughter.
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 11:08:10 AM »
Its Melbourne Cup time again and given Australians spend millions betting on what they hope is the winning horse it is a timely reminder of what happens to those horses who dont win.

Over 20,000 horses many racehorses who have given their all but failed to win are sent every year to slaughterhouses.

The following link takes the viewer to a story about giving a very small number of lucky racehorses a second chance: 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-04/new-life-for-old-champions/4352272

« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 11:12:09 AM by WA Export News »