QLD: Magic Millions Protest 2021

Sat, January 16, 2021

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM AEDT

Gold Coast Turf Club

Racecourse Dr, Gold Coast, QLD, 4217, Australia (map)
  • Animals
Tags: Activism
Event Description

The Magic Millions is a race that features very young horses (2-year-olds) whose immature skeletal structures are in particular risk of serious injury each time they are forced to use extreme physical exertion to complete a race. Young horses are raced purely because owners want a return on their investment as quickly as possible.

We invite supporters (both local and from interstate) to protest against the horse racing industry and against the running of the Magic Millions 2-Year-Old Classic.

More than 13,000 racehorses are bred every year and many will find themselves sent to slaughter largely as a result of being unprofitable. As exposed in October 2019 on the 7.30 report, many of these horses are killed at abattoirs and knackeries around the country - including here in Queensland at Meramist abattoir in Caboolture.

Right now there is more attention than ever on the horse racing industry. Let's keep up the pressure!

When: Saturday 16th January 2021 from 10.20 am onwards
Where: Aquis Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall Racecourse main entrance (Cnr Racecourse Road and Ascot Road)

** Bring your hat, water, sunscreen, messages and posters. It is often quite hot (but there will be some shade available). Corflutes/posters and banners will be supplied. Umbrella is a good idea for shade or in case of rain. We'll be there rain or shine. **

Co-hosted by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR), Animal Liberation of Queensland (ALQ) and Coast to Coast Animal Friends (C2CAF).

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