Submission to the Select Committee on Jumps Racing in Relation to Its Inquiry into Jumps Racing

On 30 January 2015, ALI made a submission to the Select Committee on Jumps Racing regarding jumps racing in South Australia and whether or not it should be banned. ALI supports a ban on jumps racing in South Australia primarily because:

1.    Despite the introduction of numerous safety measures, it appears impossible to avoid an unacceptable rate of horse fatalities;

2.    Horses are still far more likely to be injured while competing in jumps racing in comparison to flats racing;

3.    There do not appear to be key economic drivers in support of retaining the industry; and

4.    The sport has faced considerable criticism from the community recently and does not appear to have wide community support.

Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur, weanimals.org

Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur, weanimals.org