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An anti-racing group opposed to the Melbourne Cup has refused to apologise after a member called for jockeys and racing fans to be murdered in a poem the organisation has tried to play down as 'satire'.
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) actively protests all racing events, including horse racing, greyhounds and harness racing, including major events like the Melbourne Cup.
CPR held a protest event to this year's event at Flemington, with a handful of people turning out to its Nup to the Cup event at Flemington & Kensington Bowls Club.
The event included raffles, Farshuns on the Field - which involved humans racing instead of horses - along with live music and a DJ.
But it was a poem recited at the event which caused outrage after the performer called for jockeys and racegoers to be killed to end the Melbourne Cup forever.
'Every silk-suited, flat-capped tiny jockey little small being, cover their corpses in the big green screen,' he ranted.
'Show it on the TV and then fill 'em full of lead, from one to 24, 'til every f***ing jockey is dead.'
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While the person filming the poem was shocked by the those statements, the pro-CPR crowd in attendance can be heard cheering in support.
'Then get all the jaunty lads and all the horsey girls and drown them in the mud,' he continued.
'And the fashions in the field, let's splatter that s**t in blood.
'And every broken bookie family, whose dad has lost the house, and every drunk driver's victim, and every beaten spouse.
'Tell them it's done, we've done it. The Cup is finished, no more death sport racing. No more gambling.'
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