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RSPCA welcomes Senate support for national horse traceability register

Friday, 29th November 2019

The RSPCA has welcomed the report from the Senate Committee into the feasibility of a national horse traceability register, showing overwhelming support from industry, animal welfare groups

RSPCA urges Agriculture Ministers to put animal welfare top of the agenda

Thursday, 24th October 2019

Ahead of tomorrow’s meeting of State, Territory and Federal Agriculture Ministers, the RSPCA is urging Ministers to prioritise major animal welfare concerns, including the plight of over 10

RSPCA joins calls for long-overdue action on racehorse welfare

Friday, 18th October 2019

Following the exposé on ABC 7.30 last night, Australian racing must no longer deny the need for action to address serious welfare issues in its industry, says RSPCA Australia Acting CEO Dr

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

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