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May 13, 2021

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Liz Friend, Ocean Shores

I urge all Byron businesses to boycott Melbourne Cup day after the incredibly disturbing footage on the ABC’s 7.30 Report The Final Race Wed 17 Oct.

Please come together and encourage your customers to come to a ‘Boycott Melbourne Cup Day’ lunch or dinner, where no bets are placed, where no race is watched on TV, where horses are celebrated as the beautiful animals that they are.

To think that too many horses are bred, the ones that aren’t good enough are killed, and the ones that are good enough have a use-by date and are also sent to the knackery and killed in the most obscene way. Much of their meat is then purchased by the greyhound industry.These two industries need to be shut down, heads must roll, and people jailed for their inhuman behaviour towards these animals.


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