25 August 2007.
All movement of horses withing a 10km exclusion zone of the Centennital Park Stables has been stopped today, due to an outbreak of Equine Influenza. This has also stopped all the race meeetings in NSW, Qld, Vic, SA and WA. This is good news for the horses who won’t have to be subjected to cruel and inhuman treatement, just so gamblers can get their fix.
Unfortunately, this probably means that horses throughout this country are going to get pumped full of a coctail of drugs in an effort to prevert this from spreading or infecting any further horses.