MORE than 35,000 people have signed an online petition to stop horse 'abuse' at a Laverton knackery.
The knackery was accused last month of inhumane treatment of animals. As reported by the Weekly, workers at the Leakes Road knacker's yard were secretly filmed by the Coalition for Protection of Racehorses during Melbourne Cup week.
The footage shows horses being hit on the face and one horse being shot and dragged along the ground while apparently still alive before it is shot again and has its neck slit.
PETITION LINK: http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1716760