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Australian horse racing left in the dust by Californian whip rule progress

Friday, 29th March 2019

RSPCA Australia has joined a growing chorus of voices internationally, supporting positive moves by the Californian horse racing industry to stop horses being hit with whips, and says Austr

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 urges momentum in Harness Racing Australia decision

Sunday, 11th June 2017

RSPCA Australia has today expressed disappointment at news the introduction of whip-free harness racing has been delayed due to issues in the design of the new safety device that will repla

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.