“…Hundreds, even thousands, of thoroughbred horses that don’t win races are sent to be butchered for the dinner tables of Europe – partly because their owners can’t afford to keep them.
NZ Thoroughbred Racing says the fates of about 1000 horses a year are unknown – but transporters say the abattoir business is booming.
Now, the racing organisation is considering supporting a new charity, Thoroughbreds Continued -
- that seeks to find new homes for retired racehorses -
- in order to save them from the knacker’s yard…”
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