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Melbourne Cup Steward’s Report offers eye-opening account of what really happens on race day

Thursday, 8th November 2018

Even as millions watched, the industry’s notoriously troubled whips rules were flouted across the Melbourne Cup day racing program, including a trifecta of whip breaches in the main event.

RSPCA statement on death of The Cliffsofmoher in the 2018 Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, 6th November 2018

RSPCA Australia joins Australians across the nation in being deeply saddened by the death of The Cliffsofmoher following his injury during the first 600 metres of today’s Melbourne Cup race

RSPCA demands action to end widespread tongue tie use in horse racing

Tuesday, 10th July 2018

The RSPCA is calling on all Australian horse racing codes to address the widespread use of tongue ties due to the serious and unnecessary animal welfare issues they are inflicting on horses

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

RSPCA CEO Heather Neil talks horse racing on ABC's 'Hoof on the Till'

Thursday, 4th May 2017
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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.