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Love a party, but hate horses being whipped? The RSPCA says you’re not alone

Monday, 6th November 2017

While racegoers and punters are anticipating the race that stops the nation, the RSPCA has launched its ‘Love Parties, Hate Whips’ camp

The RSPCA’s ‘Birthday Wish List’ on behalf of Aussie horses

Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Traditionally, the 1st of August is recognised in the Southern Hemisphere as every horse’s birthday.

Will we watch and wager on Winx without a whip? Research says yes.

Friday, 7th April 2017

Three out of every four Australians are opposed to whips in racing, while nine out of ten punters will still watch and bet on racing if horses are not hit with the whip.

New research shows racehorses are still being whipped too hard and too often

Wednesday, 18th January 2017

New research has today revealed the extent to which whip rules in Thoroughbred racing are being repeatedly breached in both metropolitan and country races throughout NSW and the ACT.

RSPCA statement on use of whips for safety in racing

Monday, 12th December 2016

The RSPCA recognises the importance of safe riding for both jockeys and horses in Thoroughbred racing.

RSPCA welcomes whip ban in harness racing

Saturday, 10th December 2016

The RSPCA has today welcomed the landmark decision by Harness Racing Australia to ban the use of the whip in racing from 1 September 2017.