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Animal activists expected to make their presence felt outside racecourse of Melbourne Cup

Animal activists expected to make their presence felt outside racecourse of Melbourne Cup

By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 05/11/2019

Animal activists are expected to make themselves known outside the racecourse where thousands of people will watch the Melbourne Cup.

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses has planned a protest outside Flemington racecourse today amid the bustle of the "race that stops the nation".

TVNZ News reports two new drones will be used to monitor trains carrying more than 150,000 racegoers expected to take public transport to the event.

This is not the first time people concerned about the treatment of racehorses have protested against the Melbourne Cup.

Metro Trains and Victoria Police have spent $100,000 to tighten security for the race and help people arrive there smoothly.

8 million Australian dollars is up for grabs in the Melbourne Cup which starts at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

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