Nup to the Cup

nathanm

Likes Bikes and Dirt
So apparently it's the day that stops the nation and the lives of 10s of thousands of racehorses.

I'm always amused by the Tarocash army who turns out to act like yobbo's and dump tons of rubbish everywhere. Normally that type of behaviour is only seen during a riot but is somehow deemed not only acceptable, but expected on this momentous day.

I'd love to hear peoples thoughts on how, with everything now out in the open (because we all really knew what was going on), they can celebrate such as day, prefering to put their own entertainment above the lives of innocent animals?

I understand the debate of vegan's/vego's and as a meat eater I can live with knowing how animals are treated for food. But I struggle to understand the concept of abusing animals for sport or entertainment. Bring back the Gladiator days I say, or better yet, put every trainer/jockey down along with the horse.
 

Haakon

Just call me Elon
I got dragged along once in the mid 90s... A day of nasty beer and overheating in a black suit, horses were boring and sad, bogans fucking everywhere... And to add insult to injury they decided to kick on at crown casino, which is about when I bailed and vowed never again.
 

Flow-Rider

Burner
Never been a fan of horse racing, I can't stand gambling or gamblers for starters. School friends that I grew up with had horse stables and it's nothing like what the movies portray. Good on the celebrities that boycott the races, I hope it sends out a clear message to the rest of the world.
 

nzhumpy

Googlemeister who likes bikes and scandal
One thing I do know is that it's the worst day of the year to commute, the number of times I've nearly been skittled by a half pissed dickhead on the first Tuesday of November is frightening...I drove to work today.
 

Plankosaurus

Spongeplank Dalepantski
I used to repair the public transport ticket machines, metcard first and later Myki. New year's Day was always a bit of a mess but cup day was a flat out disgrace. At least the new year's crowd largely ignore ticket machines, bloody cup day commuters insist on trying to work out how to use machines while blind drunk. Was almost comical the things I'd find inserted in the various metcard orifices back in the day.

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DeBloot

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Fuck your horse racing, any animal racing actually. Strap a human to another human and beat the fuck out of each other to appease some dickhead with a gambling problem, let animals be.

Humans are putrid.
jeez i love that kind of talk :p
 

pink poodle

スキーをする
I like to eat horse meat.

I think the best way forward is to add a other public holiday to our calendar around this time of year. Just call it for what it is - annual dress up and get pissed long weekend. Have police enforce the rules - classy clothes + unclassy behaviour. Then ease people off the horsies. More meat for me!
 

nathanm

Likes Bikes and Dirt
I like to eat horse meat.

I think the best way forward is to add a other public holiday to our calendar around this time of year. Just call it for what it is - annual dress up and get pissed long weekend. Have police enforce the rules - classy clothes + unclassy behaviour. Then ease people off the horsies. More meat for me!
but many of Australia's 1 million horses will end up in the mouths of greyhounds.

Doubt it mate, poodles are not thoroughbreds. You're more the hoof and beak type of domestic mutt.
 
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