Victoria Racing Club, which hosts the Melbourne Cup, announced earlier in September that Swift would head the Melbourne Cup Day on November 5th. In an online statement on Saturday, however, the club said "a recent change in Taylor Swift's Asian promotional ad means the tour will no longer be available at this year's Melbourne Cup."
Following the announcement of the Swift, Coalition presentation The Animal Rights Coalition calls on Swift to opt out as part of their #NupToTheCup campaign, marking the deaths of numerous horses during the race.
Last year, Irish racing horse The Cliffsofmoher was euthanized on the racetrack after breaking his shoulder, becoming the sixth horse to be killed in the event since 201
3. The death sparked outrage on the NupToTheCup network and # Huphtag later on Twitter.
On Facebook, the Horse Protection Coalition called on Swift to withdraw from the event, citing her well-documented love for cats. "Taylor Swift has invested in compassion by agreeing to present herself at the Melbourne Cup in 2019, an event in which at least 6 horses have been killed in the last 6 years," the group wrote.
"With such tremendous success now, you could easily afford not only to say NO, but also to use the opportunity to help horses by speaking out against the cruelty of horses in the racing industry," continued the post. Taylor Swift cares about other animals at all, the way she looks about taking care of cats, she will cancel her show and make a strong statement that animal abuse is unacceptable. "
Petition launched by the Coalition for Protection there are currently more than 6,000 signatures on horseback, Doc several social media users, including Australian Senator Mekhin Farouki, urge
for Swift to take to Twitter. is Taylor's quick to pull and tell #NupToTheCup. "
CNN contacted Swift representatives for comment.