Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case against ABC over animal cruelty report

By: Australian Associated Pr Friday 14 May 2021

Judge says ABC program made V’landys look ‘rather foolish’ but chief executive was not defamed in racehorses story

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys has lost his defamation case against the ABC over a report showing graphic footage of retired racehorses being slaughtered at a Queensland abattoir.

While the 7.30 program titled The Final Race did not portray the chief executive in a positive light, it did not defame him, federal court justice Michael Wigney said.

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