whips in racing

The week in animal welfare: Volume #5

Published by: 
Amanda Diaz

Welcome back to our ‘Week in Animal Welfare’ roundup. We took a break over the Easter long weekend but fear not, we have returned.

The result of our poll on whips in racing, and why it’s such big news.

Published by: 
Heather Neil

You might have seen late last week, we released the results of a poll we commissioned on the use of whips in racing.

The week in animal welfare: Volume #4

Published by: 
Amanda Diaz

Want to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world of animal welfare, but not sure where to start?

Never fear!  We’ve assembled a roundup of the most recent must-reads.  

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.