I am writing to ask you to put an end to jumps racing in Victoria.
Forcing horses to jump over 33 steeples or 12 hurdles over long race distances is why jumps racing is so dangerous, with great risks to horses and jockeys.
Animals Australia report that at least 66 horses have been killed on the track in jumps races and trials in Victoria since 2006. Many more suffer on-track injuries and are never seen racing again.
Victoria and South Australia are the only states which still allow jumps racing – it’s time for the Victorian government to take responsibility for animal welfare and ban jumps racing now.