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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

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