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Help stop horse abuse at Laverton Knackery!
The story of Racehorse "NATURES CHILD"..
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THE STORY OF "NATURES CHILD"..
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WARNING ..GRAPHIC and VERY DISTRESSING!
Unwanted horses are being beaten, neglected and savagely slaughtered at a Victorian knackery that kills horses for pet food.
An undercover investigation by Animals Australia member society — the
Coalition for Protection of Racehorses — has found these noble animals
being disposed of like rubbish and in the most horrendous way imaginable.
The terribly cruel and sad end these horses endure will shock Australians.
Nature's Child deserved more than this..
There was no happy retirement for race-winning thoroughbred Nature's Child.
After a racing career that won tens of thousands of dollars for her owners,
her last moments were spent in fear and terror at Laverton Knackery — just a stone's throw from Australia's most famous racetrack. No horse deserves to die this way. Help save other animals from the same fate by taking action today.
*Please help us urge the authorities to take immediate and definitive
action and stop the brutal killing of horses at Laverton knackery.*
Multiply your impact by sending a quick e-mail to PrimeSafe Victoria:
Urge them to take swift action and suspend Laverton knackery's licence.
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Don't let the suffering of Nature's Child, Jesse and many others be in vain
– share this video far and wide so that the racing industry acts. It's
simply not good enough for animals to be ruthlessly discarded at these
hell-holes as has been done for year after year.
TAKE ACTION: abuse includes..
- A lame horse (who clearly cannot weight-bear) is sold at Pakenham
horse sales to the knackery without any veterinary attention.
- A horse is struck on the head in excess of 60 times in an attempt to
move it out of the kill-box where another horse is already enclosed.
- Nature's Child is shot in front of this horse as an attempt to move
her companion back. Nature's Child's neck collides with the metal gate
suffering what appears to be a broken neck, and blood spurts from her head as she can be head breathing.
- Nature's Child's throat is slit while she appears to be alive.
- A sick horse in the paddock (suspected to be suffering colic) is shot
once in front of more than 20 other horses, and then dragged 60 metres
across gravel and concrete, only to be found to still be alive. "Jesse" is
then shot again, and has his throat slit. He can be seen breathing,
paddling his legs and lifting his head off the ground until he eventually
takes his last breath 4 minutes after the first shot
- Horses tails are cut off while they exhibit reflexes which appear to
indicate the horse is still alive.
- Stallions and mares are kept in the same enclosures despite likelihood of in-fighting amongst them..
Address: 88-98 Leakes Road, Laverton VIC 3028
Phone:(03) 9369 2703
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