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Landmark study shows that if whips hurt us, they hurt horses

Thursday, 12th November 2020

A world-first study published in open-access journal Animals today has shown that horses’ skin has a similar capacity to fee

“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.

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