Stop Reportedly Abusing Racing Horses With Electric Shock Devices

Target: Andrew Jones, Racing Victoria CEO, Australia

Goal: Ensure those allegedly involved in animal cruelty face legal consequences

In a disturbing revelation, it has come to light that individuals linked to the racing industry allegedly used electric shock devices, known as jiggers, on horses. This act, reportedly committed on the eve of the 2018 Melbourne Cup carnival, has ignited a wave of outrage. The accused include a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer, who, along with two associates, allegedly subjected three horses to this cruel treatment.

Details emerging from the investigation describe the use of jiggers on Yogi, Red Cardinal, and Tosen Basil during treadmill runs. Such actions not only violate ethical standards but also betray the trust placed in these individuals by the public and the animals in their care. This alleged mistreatment was brought to attention after a 15-minute clip, utilized in legal proceedings, prompted Racing Victoria to levy 10 new industry charges against each of the accused, encompassing corrupt conduct and animal cruelty.

The necessity for a resolute stance against such alleged cruelty cannot be overstated. These actions, if proven, not only tarnish the reputation of the racing industry but also highlight a grave disregard for animal welfare. Racing Victoria must take decisive action to ensure that anyone found guilty of such conduct faces appropriate legal repercussions. Uphold the integrity of the sport and take the welfare of the animals involved seriously.


Dear CEO Andrew Jones,

The recent allegations involving the use of electric shock devices on horses within your jurisdiction have caused considerable concern among the public and animal welfare advocates alike. The individuals allegedly involved, who are no strangers to the racing world, reportedly engaged in acts of cruelty that must not go unpunished. These serious accusations necessitate prompt and decisive action from Racing Victoria to uphold the principles of fairness, integrity, and compassion within the racing community.

As stewards of this revered sport, it is incumbent upon you to ensure that such alleged abuses are met with appropriate legal and professional consequences. The alleged use of jiggers on horses Yogi, Red Cardinal, and Tosen Basil represents a blatant disregard for animal welfare and the ethical standards that Racing Victoria is expected to enforce. The industry’s governing bodies must demonstrate an unwavering commitment to justice and the protection of all participants, both human and animal.

We urge you to take immediate action to investigate these allegations thoroughly and to ensure that those found responsible are held accountable. The trust of the racing community and the public at large in your ability to maintain the integrity of the sport is at stake. Only through decisive action can we hope to restore faith in the racing industry’s commitment to fairness, ethics, and the welfare of the majestic animals that lie at its heart.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Sherry Akridge says:

    Some one needs to stick one of those electric shock devices on those stupid humans! Anyone that can use any device to inflict pain on an animal is disgusting! They have no love for that animal or any animal!
    Horse racing is barbaric. It is disgusting.

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