The australian fans of Taylor Swift will pitch up. The american star of pop has cancelled the concert she was giving at the Melbourne Cup, in the context of a horse race. An event very much maligned. Activists of the animal protection denounce the cruelty of which there are victims of race horses. The singer of 29 years had to sing two songs from her latest album, Lover on the occasion of the main equestrian competition in Australia, which will take place on 5 November.
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The announcement of his coming was immediately provoked an avalanche of criticism on social networks. Accusing him of “supporting the abuse of animals,” animal advocates criticized him for thinking of “money” before showing “compassion”. More than 6,500 people have signed an online petition asking him to give up his benefit. In a press release issued Saturday evening, the organiser Mushroom Events claimed that the star had been forced to cancel his show for reasons of “timing”.
“His fans were not willing to see the support of these ill-treatments inflicted on the animals”
“changes in its promotional campaign in Asia have rendered his presence here impossible on a logistics plan”, he says. The activists of the campaign for the protection of race horses welcomed this decision. “The pressure is on Taylor Swift, so she cancels her performance was important,” they wrote on Facebook. “His fans were not willing to see the support of these ill-treatments inflicted on the animals. Although the reason given by the organizer of the races is a programming problem, it seems to us that it has responded to these calls”, they explain.
as of 2013, six horses participating in the Melbourne Cup, died. Last year, the CliffsofMoher, a horse irish of five years, was euthanized after fracturing his right shoulder during that race which, since 1876, is held the first Tuesday of November.