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‘Sweeping plan’ to reform the WA racing industry

The McGowan Government is calling on the Commonwealth to establish a National Traceability Register for racehorses.

The Government will be implementing a suit of reforms within the racing industry following the release of footage which showed the brutal treatment of retired racehorses at a Queensland abattoir.

Horses will also have a passport – which must be updated each time their re-homed – owners must also make every effort to sell healthy retired horses – before their sent to the knackeries.

Racing and Wagering Minister Paul Papalia told Gareth Parker he still won’t be able to trace horses once they leave WA.

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