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TT-Line – Polo Pony Deaths

Putting aside the ongoing court case, the report of the autopsy report from the trainer, is that the horses suffocated.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Dec 2020


Greyhound, Lying Down

Estimates Reply - Minister Howlett

Again this year we focused on the two major codes which are horseracing and greyhounds.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2020


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Racing – Ex-Racing Horses

Ulverstone Pet Food abattoir is a big sponsor of greyhound racingx. Horses are seen going in and they never come out.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


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Horseracing Industry - Ban on the Use of Whips

The tide is turning. Every year more people are understanding the systemic cruelty inflicted on animals as part of the horse and greyhound racing industries.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Nov 2020


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Cruelty Can’t Continue, Howlett Must Ban Whip

In Parliament, Racing Minister Jane Howlett refused to agree a ban on whips in horse racing is necessary, and in line with growing public concern.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2020


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Greens Say Nup to the Cup

A growing number of Australians are saying ‘Nup to the Cup’ this Melbourne Cup Day. The Greens are proud to stand with them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2020


Greyhound, Lying Down

COVID-19 Racing and Animal Welfare Support

The Greens are glad to hear the government have placed a deliberate focus on the welfare of greyhounds and horses not currently racing because of COVID-19.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020


Greyhound, Lying Down

Animal Welfare Must be Protected Through COVID-19

The decision to restrict the movements of Tasmanians is full of challenges but it’s required to save lives.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Apr 2020


Greyhound, Lying Down

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Tasracing

Full transcript of the Tasracing Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2019


Greyhound, Lying Down

Racing Industry Cruelty

The 7.30 Report pieces together the endemic cruelty on which that racing industry is fundamentally based.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019


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Racing Industry Cruelty

Next Tuesday in Melbourne, the race that stops the nation will be underway at 3 p.m.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019


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Thoroughbred Racing Horses - Transportation to Interstate Abattoirs

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister for Racing on the grotesque cruelty inflicted on thoroughbred racing and trotting horses in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019


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Race Horse Death at Brighton Training Grounds

Madam Speaker, I am off and racing because I want to speak briefly about the mystery of the horse death at the Brighton training grounds on Friday, 31 May.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2019


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Greens Back RSPCA Call to Ban Whips in Horse Racing

The Greens commend the RSPCA for their position to ban whips in horse racing industry, as a matter of priority.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Nov 2017


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Tasmanian Pacing Club Harness Racing

The Tasmanian Pacing Club did not vote on a motion to prohibit whips at harness racing in the State put to the Annual General Meeting.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Nov 2016


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TasRacing Soft on Animal Welfare Concerns

In GBE Estimates today, Tas Racing CEO, Doctor Eliot Forbes, seemed to struggle to accept the reality of animal welfare issues facing the racing industry.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  2 Dec 2015