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As Australian RSPCA chief executive Heather Neil said recently, people are now so accustomed to the sight of race horses being whipped that it's hardly even noticed.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sundaystartimes/4863939a6444.html

This from the Sunday Newspapers which needs to be shared around the networks. With the Auckland Cup meeting being held this week it seems a great time to think about our responses.

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Re: Race horse industry

good to see a article like this in the mainstream press,but dont expect the likes of SAFE to do anything about it unless its cruisin for donations to line their pockets

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Glue the locks at the TABs on the day is just one idea. It was an idea put forward at a Safe meeting a number of years ago. Of course now it would be pooh poohed at Safe as they are not suppose to do anything illegal. I lost my trust in Safe once I found out its director stole funds to pay for his personal power bills anyhow and nothing was done about it by its NEC as its director was allowed to continue and kept getting pay rises. Now he is in Brisbane wasting Safe's funds with overseas travel.

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He says that he is expanding SAFE into Aussie but I do not think so since he has been over there for over two years now and has nothing to show for it.

The Race horse industry exploites animals so some can make a pro

Yeah, SAFE won't do a thing against this industry - that exploits some of our animal pals, so that the selected few can make huge sums of cash - like protest or make submissions against it, etc since it would upset their middle-income supporters that make donations and subscript to it. I have tried to get it to picket the TABs during the Melbourne Cup or Addington, Otautahi, at Aotearoa Cup day but I got told by its director: “it’s not in SAFE’s best interest because it would affect their income in a real negative way”.

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Pooh-pooh to all of the supports of Safe that try to defend it!

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Whipping and making any animal run without its consent is abuse and should be stopped!!!

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OK, OK we all hate SAFE but what are we going to do about the abuse of whipping the horses?

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SAFE keeps themselves safe. Otherwise they couldn't get the government dollars or pull at the publics purse strings. Middle of the road you know.

A few whips doesn't hurt the horses. eemmm yeah right ; )

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Well done to the writer of the article I would say. It is quite a comprehensive and detailed look at the industry. Thanks for raising the issues of the way our animal friends are treated and challenging the so call "main stream" to think before being involved. If he gets some more people thinking about what we do to animals then I say Thanks very much Richard.

As for what to do now I would suggest the internet is not the place to discuss some of the things brought up. Small group working quietly and with out much noise are far more affective. Too many walls with too many ears.......got it?

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"Whipping and making any animal run without its consent is abuse and should be stopped!!! "

Try and get that one past your PE Teacher.

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A great deal of vivisection is also tied up with the racing industry. And then there is problem gambling. The racing industry may also have the dubious distinction of releasing New Zealand's first Genetically modified organism into the environment, destroying our "clean green and GM free" image.

Phil

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theres a AR conference in Auckland soon ,in my opinion this will be a waste of time and a pathetic talk fest as SAFE is heavily involved in it and other group that are all talk and no action ,like the "save the beagle campaign" ,grassroots actions are the best and not those that just say they are going to do demos etc and end up being all wind,and they are charging money to go to this

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The outcome of SAFE's Save the Beagle Campaign is that the beagles are still been breed to be tested on!!! No surprises really!!!

SAFE suxs!!!

SAFE is too safe and the ALA are useless!

It's not surprising that SAFE does nothing since it's run by middle-aged white men that are only worried about their middle-income salaries/lifestyles, how much fly-buys they have for overseas travel and the income they get from the government and middleclass Aotearoa.

The ALA are not much better since all they seem to be about is going on useless tours.

All the while it's the animals that end up the biggest losers since they are continued to be abused, slaughted, tested upon and eaten.

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All what Safe's management and staff do is mind masturbate all of the time. So it is no wonder that they achieve nothing.

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Is that the reason why their heads are so full of worthless and nonsense knowledge (WANK).

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Safe is very naughty for being only capitalist fatcats and deserve a jolly good whipping with the whips used on the horses. Like it made $290,000 in its last street appeal but where does it all go? http://www.safe.org.nz/Street-Appeal/

Apart from making middleclass NZ "feel good" and providing middleaged white men a middleclass income, what does it achieve?

And the pitiful tours done by the ALA, well that's a joke and a half! You're better off playing Quidditch than wasting your time and money with the poor excuses of human beings that run these outfits!

Wank, wank, wank indeed!

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Safe is very naughty for being only capitalist fatcats and deserve a jolly good whipping with the whips used on the horses. Like it made $290,000 in its last street appeal but where does it all go? http://www.safe.org.nz/Street-Appeal/

Apart from making middleclass NZ "feel good" and providing middleaged white men a middleclass income, what does it achieve?

And the pitiful tours done by the ALA, well that's a joke and a half! You're better off playing Quidditch than wasting your time and money with the poor excuses of human beings that run these outfits!

Wank, wank, wank indeed!

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All the Anti-SAFE rants have been hidden as off topic posts as the main article has nothing to do with SAFE.

Kerry - A-IMC ed.