The RSPCA’s ‘Birthday Wish List’ on behalf of Aussie horses
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.
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
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
The RSPCA recognises the importance of safe riding for both jockeys and horses in Thoroughbred racing.
RSPCA welcomes whip ban in harness racing
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.
2ST interview with Heather Neil about whips in horse racing
Interview from 2ST Radio with RSPCA Australia Chief Executive Officer, Heather Neil, 4 November 2015. © 2ST Radio.
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