Agriculture Ministry slammed for promoting horse breeding

25.10.2011                      27.Tischrei. 5772

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Agriculture Ministry slammed for promoting horse breeding

Animal rights group Hakol Chai: Horses will be used for racing – which is cruel and will bypass anti-gambling legislation.

Animal rights group Hakol Chai has launched a campaign against the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry’s August decision to invest NIS 750,000 in horse breeding, charging that such horses will be raised predominantly for racing and will likewise be subject to cruel consequences.
The increase in funds toward horse breeding, Hakol Chai argued in a statement on Monday, is in reality a ministerial effort to promote the establishment of horse racing and gambling without due legislation, stemming from a government decision to establish Israel’s first hippodrome in 2004. With a horse racing industry would come animal brutality, as racehorses are often drugged for enhanced performance and slaughtered when they can no longer perform due to horse overpopulation, according to a statement from the group….