Voyage King at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin Racecourse on May 30. The horse was euthanised after breaking its leg during a race at the Happy Valley Racecourse on November 20. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Hong Kong horse racing death sparks call for investigation after horse shatters its leg during Happy Valley race

  • Animal rights group Peta has lodged a complaint with the Hong Kong Jockey Club following the incident on November 20 at the Happy Valley Racecourse
  • Peta called it ‘alarming’ the horse was allowed to race in its condition given its veterinary history; the HKJC says the injury could not have been predicted
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Voyage King at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin Racecourse on May 30. The horse was euthanised after breaking its leg during a race at the Happy Valley Racecourse on November 20. Photo: Kenneth Chan
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A sun bear is offered chocolate by a visitor in its enclosure at a zoo in Bandung, Indonesia. Animal rights activists demanded the closure of the Indonesian zoo after skeletal sun bears were pictured begging for food from visitors. Photo: AFP

Animal cruelty still plagues Indonesia’s zoos despite outrage voiced on social media, and government’s pledges to do better

  • Activists say animals are underfed, kept in poor conditions and exploited for entertainment by performing circus acts for money
  • Government attempts at regulation and supervision have also fallen short so far
Topic |   Animals

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A sun bear is offered chocolate by a visitor in its enclosure at a zoo in Bandung, Indonesia. Animal rights activists demanded the closure of the Indonesian zoo after skeletal sun bears were pictured begging for food from visitors. Photo: AFP
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