RSPCA’s position on racing horses for sport

A SPOKESPERSON from RSPCA Queensland said the organisation wasn't anti-racing, but did have a number of issues with the current practice in Australia.

They said that while progress had been made on discouraging excessive whipping of horses during races, the RSPCA would like to see whips banned completely.

The spokesperson also said the industry habit of racing horses from just two years old was detrimental to the animals due to the increased risk of injury involved with racing an immaturely developed horse, and was "highly concerned" with the amount of "wastage" that occurs.



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