The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.
The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.
30.4% Definitely - it’s inhumane30.4% Complete
14.2% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun14.2% Complete
3.8% I don’t have an opinion3.8% Complete
51.5% Only for those found guilty of abuse51.5% Complete
Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero.
A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.
White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.