To prevent subsequent mistreatment, this monitoring needs to
continue from when they stop racing through to their death, Professor Phil
McManus from the University of Sydney says. (For image source, see
BTN: Horse Whipping
(abc.net.au) 22 Sep 2009 There are differences of opinion over whether whips hurt
horses, and even over whether they are really effective anyway.
(abc.net.au) 24 Mar 2015 ABC program Catalyst takes a medical and scientific
approach to examining the issue of whipping race horses.
The dark side of the Melbourne Cup (archived
from johnkaye.org.au) 1 Nov 2013
In this speech presented in the NSW Legislative Council,
Greens politician John Kaye argues that the Melbourne Cup perpetuates:
- the social harms caused by gambling, and
- the exploitation of horses, with "appalling animal welfare outcomes".
Gear worn by horses in the Melbourne Cup (theconversation.com) 5 Nov 2018 An
illustrated outline of the various types of gear worn by Melbourne Cup
horses. Some are for safety (such as boots and bandages) while there is
controversy over others (such as tongue ties). .
Spoof KidBet ad mocks sports betting advertising (theage.com.au)9 Oct 2013
A mock betting advertisement features in a new campaign drawing attention to
the increased exposure of teenagers and other young people to gambling
advertisements on television.
Melbourne Cup: Should you really be celebrating? (hcamag.com) 4 Nov 2013
From the perspective of employers,
it needs to be remembered that Melbourne Cup workplace activities have the
potential to lower productivity and to be offensive to some employees.
example, employees can be opposed to the Cup on the basis of:
- family and religious valuess
- animal rights considerations, andd
- the general association with gambling and alcoholl