whips in racing
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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 13:28
It’s a familiar sight in Australia: the jockeys in their bright colours riding beautiful and athletic horses around a racetrack. Amidst all the colour and movement, it’s easy to overlook the black whip that’s held in every jockey’s hand.
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:10
It’s already been a big year for our work against whips in racing, and we’re not even halfway through 2017 yet.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:00
Welcome back to our ‘Week in Animal Welfare’ roundup. We took a break over the Easter long weekend but fear not, we have returned.
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:31
You might have seen late last week, we released the results of a poll we commissioned on the use of whips in racing.
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 14:54
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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 14:45
The RSPCA welcomes the suggestion from several leading racing commentators that whips might be used for safety and emergency reasons only.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 14:12
“[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.