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“Unpopular and unnecessary”: studies show no reason for whips in racing

Thursday, 29th October 2020

RSPCA Australia has welcomed a new study that calls into question the use of whips in horse racing, and strengthens the case for whip-free racing.

Proposed whip reform in Australian thoroughbred racing

Tuesday, 8th September 2020

RSPCA Australia welcomes the announcement that Racing Victoria is seeking national action on whip reform.

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

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.