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Please Help Us to Ban Jumps Racing as 4 Horses Die in Days- Please Sign PETITION

Animals  (tags: jump racing, australia, states, victoria, south australia, cruelty, horses suffering, horses killed )

- 3730 days ago -
Jumps racing is a cruel and dangerous sport. Horses are forced to run at high speeds and jump obstacles as part of a spectacle. The jumps racing issue has recently exploded as 13 horses died last year, and another 4 have died withing 4 days in 2009!


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Kathy W (299)
Saturday May 2, 2009, 11:38 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Simone.

Karla F (24)
Sunday May 3, 2009, 2:06 am
Noted, signed and forwarded.

Thanks, Simone!

Pam F (221)
Sunday May 3, 2009, 3:43 am
It's such a shame this petition does not have a valid target - I'm sure most people who know me are aware of how much I DETEST jumps racing!
I've written to the petitioner, and seeing that it is the Coalition against Jumps Racing, I'm hopeful that this will be amended.

Simone D (1462)
Sunday May 3, 2009, 3:53 am
Thinking on the same lines, I have written too Pam already. Hopefully they will send it to Hull.

Pam F (221)
Sunday May 3, 2009, 5:33 am
That's good - with 2 of us writing - and maybe more.....they should get the message.
There seem to be so many petitions without targets - I write to some, but obviously can't write to all.
I think Care2 needs to be more precise about constructing a petition - MANY people seem to be unaware of what is meant by "target" - most of them seem to think it's how many signatures they're aiming for!

Joycey B (750)
Sunday May 3, 2009, 6:18 am
Signed,#33 and noted with thanks Simone.

. (0)
Monday May 4, 2009, 8:02 am
i must be missing somthing,is it not the target to stop jump racing!

Silky W (170)
Monday May 4, 2009, 9:48 am
signed the "Please help us to ban jumps racing as 4 horses die in days" petition! .# 83: 9:51 am PDT, May 4, Silky Wylder, Wisconsin

Pam F (221)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 4:16 am
Mike - sorry, I didn't see this sooner.
Certainly, the aim of the petition is to stop jumps racing - but the TARGET is who the petition is to be presented to - it may be an organisation,a government minister,or an embassy,for instance, but a petition is useless until it is actually presented.
In this case, "500"has been stated as the TARGET - but this is the SIGNATURE GOAL.
There is a great deal of confusion over this, and several people have requested Care2 to clarify what is meant by TARGET - but to no avail, alas!The thing is , many people,understandably, won't sign a petition without a valid target, - please see this news article, it should answer your questions -

That's why, if we realise it's a genuine, worthwhile petition, but the authors are (again, understandably!) confused about the target, we'll get in touch and let them know.

Pam F (221)
Friday May 22, 2009, 3:55 am
Response from petition author -
Hi Pam,
Sorry about the confusion with the Care2 petition. I did start that one and I'm relatively new to it so my apologies for not laying it out properly. We will be presenting it to the Racing Minister Rob Hulls (eventually) and I will aim to amend it when I have a chance. Unfortunately everything else regarding the issue has warranted my time and I've let things like this petition fall behind. Thanks for your feedback.
PLEASE SIGN - he's absolutely flat chat with the Ban Jumps Racing Campaign, but will get to it as soon as he can!
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