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Racing NSW launches investigation after racehorses continue to be slaughtered – Sydney Morning Herald

Hours of footage obtained by animal activists revealed up to a dozen identified former racehorses or recently retired breeding mares were killed at one knackery…



Among the horses killed is thought to be a seven-year-old gelding, which won five country races and $120,000 in prize money and had last raced at Queanbeyan in December last year just four months before it was slaughtered.
NSW Racing’s general manager of integrity, Marc van Gestel, said the state was the only body in Australia that had prohibited horses in its jurisdiction from being sent to a knackery or abattoir.
“If Racing NSW’s investigations establish that any of those horses remained in the…

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