Over the 2012 Easter Weekend, Fair Projects joined the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) at the Oakbank Easter Carnival in Adelaide, South Australia. Over the course of 2 days of racing, 2 horses were killed.
Following Oakbank, the Coalition for the Protection of Rachehorses announced their intention to launch a campaign targeting the sponsors of Oakbank, saying, “We will be contacting Oakbank sponsors urging them to withdraw sponsorship from Oakbank if jumps racing is not ceased.” They believe that the Oakbank carnival can prosper and grow without the inclusion of jumps racing, and that families can finally enjoy their day out without having to witness the death of a horse before their very eyes.
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses have labeled the Oakbank racetrack as ‘the killing fields of South Australia’, namely due to the fact that over the last 30 years 26 horses have been killed as result of jumps racing. With the sport banned and discontinued in 3 of Australia’s 5 states, CPR are working hard to ban jumps racing in South Australia, and Fair Projects joined them in 2012 to assist them in documenting and exposing the cruelty behind the races.
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