If the tough Aussies can’t beat animal rights campaigners on NH racing, what chance do we have?

Jumps racing in Australia is banned in all but two states, having been brought down by animal welfare campaigners.

One of the two remaining states is  now under siege according to today’s report in the Herald Sun:

THE Greens have called for jumps racing to be banned in South Australia after the death of a racehorse in Adelaide.

Seven-year-old Hammerblow was put down after falling during a hurdle trial at Morphettville racecourse yesterday.

Greens South Australian MP Tammy Franks said the death was likely to be one of many this year.

“Jumps racing is dangerous for both horses and jockeys,” Ms Franks said.

“The time for a long overdue and permanent ban in SA is now.”

Ms Franks said the Greens supported the RSPCA’s description of the sport as legalised cruelty and said it was time South Australia caught up with other Australian states.

South Australia and Victoria are the only states where jumps racing is still allowed.

The latest death also comes just two weeks before the annual Oakbank racing carnival in the Adelaide Hills which features a number of jumps events.

Also, see JA McGrath’s 2009 Telegraph article on this subject

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