Victoria Trainer Proposes Industry-Led End-Of-Life Options For Retired Racehorses

by | 01.06.2020 | 10:01am

Peter Moody, a former top trainer in Victoria, took to Twitter to encourage the racing industry to consider opening its own facility to humanely euthanize retired racehorses that cannot be rehomed because or soundness or behavioral issues. His tweet came in response to Racing Victoria's statement that 2 percent of all prize money would go toward equine welfare initiatives.

This announcement follows the October declaration that Racing Victoria will commit $25 million to its equine welfare strategy to assist racehorses in all phases of their lives. The organization is also determining an end-of-life policy to guide decision making and formalizing their position on slaughterhouses.

Racing Victoria has expanded their equine welfare task force to validate retirement data and ensure support for the proper programs is in place.

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