Taylor Swift has been condemned by animal rights activists for agreeing to carry out at Australia’s Melbourne Cup horse race.
The Dangerous Blood hitmaker will sing two tracks from her album Lover forward of the annual occasion at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Nov. 5.
“I can’t wait to return to Melbourne, and I can’t wait to return to the Melbourne Cup,” she advised Australia’s Herald Solar newspaper concerning the gig. “I’ve heard a lot concerning the race.”
Her live performance has angered animal rights activists, nevertheless, together with members of the Coalition for the Safety of Racehorses, who’re calling on Swift to cancel her present because of the demise of horses within the occasion.
“Taylor Swift has put cash earlier than compassion by agreeing to carry out on the 2019 Melbourne Cup,” a publish on the group’s Fb web page reads. “An occasion the place no less than 6 horses have been KILLED over the previous 6 years.”
Demanding the star takes a stand for horses in the identical approach she would for her beloved cats, they added: “Horses are being killed for playing earnings and leisure. If Taylor Swift cares in any respect about different animals the best way she seems to care about cats, she is going to cancel her present and make a powerful assertion that animal abuse is unacceptable.”
Australian journalist and Swift fan Dejan Jotanovic has additionally penned an open letter to the star in The Guardian asking her to tug out of the live performance.
The star is but to answer the activists’ calls for and her representatives didn’t reply to a request for remark.