Melbourne Cup Resources
Horse RacingAnimal Welfare Crossword
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Click here for the crossword [pdf]
This crossword has 40 clues related to animal welfare and the horse
racing industry in particular.
The crossword is not specifically related to the Melbourne Cup but the
annual holding of that event is a good time to reflect on the animal welfare
side of horse racing.
The idea for the crossword was sparked by an ABC 7.30 Report program
on the suffering of many horses once they had left the racing industry.
If you need background information on horse racing animal welfare issues
generally, you could read the following two RSPCA web pages:
What are the animal welfare issues with thoroughbred horse racing?
(kb.rspca.org.au) - or see
Archived: Animal welfare issues [pdf]and
What happens to horses that leave the racing industry? (kb.rspca.org.au)
- or see
Archived: Horses that leave [pdf]
Teachers click here.
The crossword can be viewed on screen
but the pdf version is better for
CROSSWORD TO COMPLETE ONLINE:
Note that the same crossword has been placed online to enable it to be
completed interactively. See:
Horse Racing Animal Welfare Interactive
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