Statement from LNP Shadow Minister for Racing John-Paul Langbroek regarding inquiry into treatment of retired racehorses
“The inquiry into the abuse of retired racehorses must investigate glaring failures in the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission,” LNP Shadow Minister for Racing John-Paul Langbroek said.
“QRIC was set up by the Palaszczuk Labor Government at an annual cost of $30 million to taxpayers, but it’s completely failed.
“Labor’s Racing Integrity Commission received complaints about these issues and failed to deal with them.
“It took the media to expose horrendous mistreatment and shame the Palaszczuk Labor Government into taking animal welfare seriously.
“The inquiry must investigate QRIC and why it failed their own animal welfare objectives to ensure racing animals are cared for before, during and after racing.
“Otherwise, it’s just another Palaszczuk Labor Government cover-up.”