- Animal rights protesters in Tyrannosaurus Rex costumes descended on Flemington ahead of the Melbourne Cup.
- PETA and the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) encourage a boycott of racing.
- PETA says the Melbourne Cup deserves to be ‘disappeared’.
CPR says 139 racehorses have died on Australian racetracks in the past year. Additionally, thousands of horses die each year from race-related injuries that die off the track or are killed for failing to make a profit.
“We call it ‘Nap to the Cup’ and invite people to boycott horse racing by participating in one of the many events held across the country,” Chelot said. said.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) organized protests to encourage boycotts of the race. sauce: AAP / James Ross/AAPIMAGE
More protests are being organized ahead of Tuesday’s event. This is the first large-scale event since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uniformed and plainclothes officers focus on deterring anti-social behavior.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/t-rex-race-against-cruel-and-prehistoric-melbourne-cup/wo1b6knen T-Rex races against ‘brutal’ and ‘prehistoric’ Melbourne Cup horse racing