Tag Archives: PETA

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance

The management of The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has confirmed that US pop icon Taylor Swift has withdrawn from performing live at the Flemington Racecourse, headlining Melbourne Cup Day (5 November) celebrations. Marked as the singer’s only performance in Australia for 2019, promoting her new album ‘Lover’, Swift had been scheduled to play a televised mini-set at Flemington’s ‘Mounting Yard’ …

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PETA asks New York Gaming Commission to change equine doping regulations

The New York State Gaming Commission is reported to be considering new equine drug testing regulations following its fines against race trainer Steve Asmussen. US animal rights organisation PETA had undertaken a probe investigating Asmussen’s training methods. The investigation points the finger at the trainer and his assistant, Scott Blasi, with 14 allegations of equine doping during the 2013 Saratoga …

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