Eurobodalla Shire Councillor Lindsay Brown has moved a motion that council write to Racing NSW on the treatment and disposal of race horses.
At the November 12 council meeting, Cr Brown said there was a feeling whoever owned a racehorse treated it despicably.
"That information is totally inappropriate," Cr Brown said.
He said the majority of people involved in the industry treated horses with respect and care.
However, he said it was important the industry was managed in an appropriate way.
The letter to Racing NSW would ask:
- What protocols are in place with regard to ensuring appropriate standards of care are undertaken by all registered thoroughbred trainers in NSW?
- What protocols are in place for the rehoming and ongoing standards for care for thoroughbred racehorses in NSW?
- How are standards monitored and enforced?
After some public forum speakers spoke on the issue on Tuesday, Cr Brown added: "What role do independent agencies play in the formulation of racehorse management protocols under the control of Racing NSW?"
Cr Brown said ABC recently aired a story regarding the treatment and disposal of racehorses.
"The treatment displayed during the story was abhorrent to anyone, especially those who own and love horses," he said.
"I would like to be assured that the horses that are being raced in NSW are being treated ethically and humanely.
"It is my understanding that Racing NSW has a process that was recently brought in, around 2017-18, that ensures all retired racehorses receive a high level of care funded by a levy on all race meetings."
The motion was carried at the November 12 meeting.