NSW stud owned by Gerry Harvey among those accused in parliament of sending racehorses to slaughter

By: Christopher Knaus and Ca Thursday 29 October 2020

Allegations in Victorian parliament suggest slaughter of racehorses continues in NSW despite rules introduced in 2017

Billionaire Gerry Harvey has apologised after one of his studs sent ex-racehorses to a pet food factory for slaughter, a practice banned in New South Wales, vowing “it will never happen again”.

Allegations aired in Victorian parliament just days before the Melbourne Cup suggest the slaughter of unwanted thoroughbreds is continuing in New South Wales, despite public revelations last year and the NSW racing industry introducing rules in 2017 to stop retired horses being sent to knackeries or abattoirs.

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