In the last 9 years, CPR has successfully brought attention to the plight of horses used by the racing industry which has seen attendance figures to the Melbourne Cup Carnival plummet by 20%. There are now industry funded re-homing programs (albeit very small) in several states and as noted in the article above, even a pledge by Racing NSW that no horses will be sent to the knackery.
This has come about as a result of the hard work put in by many CPR volunteers who dedicate their time and passion towards ending the exploitation and suffering of horses used by the racing industry. We have achieved much but there is still a long way to go and we need your help. Please fill out our application form and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch to welcome you and discuss where your skills and abilities can be best utilised to serve the horses we work to protect.
Save The Dates
At our upcoming Spring Carnival events, we want you there! Please pencil in the following dates....
21 October Caulfield Cup
6 November Melbourne Cup Parade
7 November Melbourne Cup Picnic (not to be missed)
If you've never felt good about celebrating the Melbourne Cup, there’s no reason not to anymore.
CPR’s Picnic and Protest is a great way to be a voice for the horses and celebrate the positive changes that are now taking place. With over 200 people in attendance last year, this year is set to be even bigger and better. Mark your diaries!
Alternatively, why not host your own 'Nup to the Cup' event? This is a great way to come together and enjoy your day whilst also boycotting horse cruelty. Whether you're a social group, an organisation, or a business we'd be happy to promote your cruelty-free celebration via our website, newsletter and social media channels. Simply reply to this email with your event details.