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Horses are sensitive and intelligent animals, and in nature wouldn't choose to jump over hurdles and risk broken legs, injuries — even death — unless they had no other option. Please take action today and help to end this deadly 'sport'!

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Call to end this deadly 'sport'

Horses are sensitive and intelligent animals, and in nature wouldn't choose to jump over hurdles and risk broken legs, injuries — even death — unless they had no other option. Please take action today and help to end this deadly 'sport'!

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Last updated 3 December 2021

Jumps racing is a cruel and dangerous ‘sport’ in which horses are forced to jump metre-high fences at high speed. It can be 20 times more dangerous to horses than flat racing, and many of the injuries sustained during jumps races can be horrific.

Jumps racing currently only occurs in Victoria, after South Australia passed legislation banning the dangerous ‘sport’.

These races are generally longer than the average flat race, meaning the horses are forced to run a greater distance while jumping metre-high obstacles at speed. Pushed to their limits, horses continue to die on the tracks every year.

So long as jumps racing is permitted to continue, the list of horses whose lives were taken prematurely for the sake of ‘entertainment’ will continue to grow.

Gambling money and human ‘entertainment’ do not justify what each victim of the jumps racing industry is forced to endure. Horses, like all animals, deserve proper protection from such unnecessary danger, as well as the freedom to express their natural behaviours.

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You can help horses today

Your decisions and actions can help to spare horses from suffering in the racing industry. Opt for animal-friendly entertainment and encourage friends and family to do the same by sharing information about horse racing with them.

If you are in Victoria, you can also contact your Victorian State MP and urge them to end this cruelty once and for all.

Help spare horses from being used in high risk 'entertainment'

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Jumps racing is banned in nearly all Australian states – states banned this dangerous 'sport' as early as 1903. Still, Victoria allows it to continue, despite the danger to horses. Take action now and help put an end to jumps racing.

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