When grim news broke of another horse dying at this year’s Melbourne Cup festivities, Twitter was quick to weigh in on the divisive horse-racing event.

For those who missed the initial news bulletin, shortly after the 3pm “race that stops a nation” various outlets confirmed that Irish horse, Cliffsofmoher, was euthanised after sustaining a shoulder fracture during the Melbourne Cup:

Following the announcement, the RSPCA revealed that Cliffsofmoher is now the sixth horse to die as a result of the race since 2013, joining the likes of Verema, Admire Rakti, Araldo, Red Cadeaux, Regal Monarch:

Scroll down for the most notable Twitter reactions to news of Cliffsofmoher’s death.

Not surprisingly, there are a shittonne of people arguing that the latest casualty is further proof that the Melbourne Cup is a barbaric and unethical national tradition:

Others highlight that the number of horse deaths rises significantly when looking at the horse-racing industry on an annual basis (rather than just the single race), pushing the death toll closer to the 137 mark:

Some added that outlets reporting the event as “tragedy” overlooks the reality of the situation:

On the other side of the fence, however, are those who maintain this incident was just an unfortunate accident:

Meanwhile others pushed for more regulation to protect the horses:

Some even suggest that there’s something about the Melbourne Cup that leads to more deaths:

Then there are those who really don’t give two shits either way:

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