Hundreds of ex-racing horses 'slaughtered in three weeks'

John Ellicott
By John Ellicott
Updated October 18 2019 - 4:22am, first published October 17 2019 - 11:30pm
These ex-racehorses are part of a rehoming program supported by Racing NSW that saw the horses used as therapy at a correctional centre near Muswellbrook.

The chief of Racing Australia, former NSW Premier, Barry O'Farrell, said he was "appalled" and "shocked" at vision of the cruelty to ex-racehorses in an abattoir sent to slaughter.

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John Ellicott

John Ellicott

senior journalist

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