Urge the Racing Board to ban the whipping of racehorses
  • Petitioning Peter McGauran

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Acting Chief Executive, Australian Racing Board
Peter McGauran

Urge the Racing Board to ban the whipping of racehorses

    1. Petition by

      Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses

 

In Australia, whip rule changes were brought about in 2009 with racing authorities recognising that hitting horses with the aim of making them run faster was a PR nightmare, and as such the padded whip, and a number of restrictions were introduced.

Unfortunately, members of the racing industry (particularly jockeys), revolted and as such the whip rules have been so diluted and the penalties so impotent, they breached on a daily basis and are practically useless.

The introduction of the padded whip has also not significantly improved animal welfare outcomes, as it is still being used as a tool of fear to inflict pain. As the photo on above clearly demonstrates, the shaft is making contact with the horse, not the padded portion.

 

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    • George Edwards PEMBROKE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 24 days ago

      It's not acceptable to whip animals! Ban this cruelty now!

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    • Fien Mercken LANAKEN, BELGIUM
      • about 1 month ago

      i have 9 horses and they don't deserve it to be abused!!

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    • Cerbanic Alexandra Ileana BUFTEA, ROMANIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Stop animal cruelty once and for all!

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    • Carol Della AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because big money is no excuse for cruelty to animals, whether they be big or small. Shame on the racing fraternity for allowing this.

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    • Maria Mouelhi BRAUNAU, AUSTRIA
      • about 1 month ago

      cruel stop please

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