Don’t Let Another Horse Die Due to Mysterious Epidemic

Target: Murray Watt, Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Goal: Contribute to investigation into 18 unexplained horse fatalities in Victoria.

A rash of mysterious horse deaths recently struck a region of Australia. At least 18 horses from five properties died suddenly from unknown causes. Each of the victims was said to have displayed “short-term non-specific signs of illness.”

The local agriculture department has conducted an investigation yielding few answers. All they have seemingly confirmed so far is that the horses were not infected by a virus. Nothing has been said, however, about another potential culprit: toxin ingestion. The department has also told horse owners that they need to take no special precautions in regard to their horses.

Such a troubling series of events needs clarification for the safety of these living beings. Sign the petition below to urge national involvement in this troubling case.


Dear Minister Watt,

“Our investigation has identified no immediate common link between these incidents, and no evidence of an infectious cause, so there’s no need to restrict horse movements or horse events.” This is the only information that Agriculture Victoria has provided for individuals worried about the well-being of their horses in the wake of 18 mysterious horse deaths in the region. This important investigation can and should benefit from aid at the national level.

Please commit resources and experts to identifying the cause of a serious threat to animal welfare.


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Photo Credit: Bas Masseus


  1. This illness among horses needs to be stopped. It may spread around the globe due to infections doing the same in humans. Stop it now!

  2. Dawn Richardson says:

    I feel for the horses,humans,not so much.I hope the Aussies prioritize this horrible situation.

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