horse welfare

Racehorse welfare – what’s happened since ‘The Final Race’ was aired on the ABC?

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RSPCA Australia

You might remember in October 2019, the ABC 7.30 program ‘The Final Race’ brought an unprecedented level of attention to the fate of racing horses in Australia, when they’re no longer neede

Are jockeys whipping their horses for “safety reasons”?

Published by: 
Heather Neil

The RSPCA welcomes the suggestion from several leading racing commentators that whips might be used for safety and emergency reasons only.

Harness racing takes the lead in horse welfare

Published by: 
Heather Neil

“[This] decision was not taken lightly, but was made on our own initiative because we believe it is the right decision at the right time.