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July 10, 2020 - The Sydney Morning Herald

AUSTRALIA: Animal cruelty charges laid over Queensland retired racehorse slaughter scandal

AUSTRALIA: Animal cruelty charges laid over Queensland retired racehorse slaughter scandal
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Three people have been charged with offences including animal cruelty after an investigation into the alleged slaughter of retired racehorses.

The charges come after the ABC's 7.30 program aired disturbing footage in October 2019 of horses allegedly being mistreated at Meramist Abattoir slaughterhouse in Caboolture, north of Brisbane.

In a statement on Friday, a Biosecurity Queensland spokeswoman said the seven charges against the three people related to allegations of animal cruelty towards horses at an abattoir in Caboolture.

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