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ATAAC | Australian Teens Against Animal Cruelty - Ban the whip!

Just over a month ago, ATAAC Ambassadors Matthew and Nami joined over 30 protestors in Sydney at Rosehill Gardens Race Course as part of the “International No More Whips Campaign”.

The initiative was supported by hundreds of animal advocates from nine animal protection organisations including the RSPCA, Animals Australia, and the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses across four different countries to call for a movement to abolish the whip.

Chanting “there is no excuse for animal abuse, ban the whips” demonstrators held posters and leafleted as the public passed by.

Accompanied by four mounted police on horseback, two patrolling officers and several of the race courses security guards protestors were politely watched and photographed.

Surprisingly the mounted police were very friendly joining the protestors for pictures with their horses. The race course security guard even took photographs for us!

I assume this was because they understood their animal counterparts. By working with them for so long, they knew they could never hurt them and expect a good ride in return.

In fact, in 2009 outraged forced racing authorities to change whip rules and introduce the padded whip although this is practically useless as it has not significantly improved animal welfare outcomes.

As the photo above clearly demonstrates, the shaft is making contact with the horse, not the padded portion and is still used as a tool of fear to inflict pain.

“Progressive countries such as Norway have already outlawed the the whip nearly 30 years ago in 1982, except for genuine safety reasons , and this has not stopped jockeys and horses from Britain and other countries continuing to race on its premier racecourse, Ovrevoll.Members of the new anti-whip alliance, nonetheless, judge that a campaign with an international dimension will hasten the end of the use of the whip as a device to bully and punish horses,” says Animal Aid UK which spear headed this campaign.

Contrary to most jockeys and the public’s views beating a horse does not make him or her run faster.

In an Animal Aid investigation, published in 2004 and called A Hiding to Nothing, demonstrated that – cruelty issues aside – the use of the whip by jockeys does not improve their chances of winning. The findings were reinforced by a University of Sydney report An Investigation of Racing Performance and Whip Use by Jockeys in Thoroughbred Races

Overall whips are useless and ineffective. So why use them?

Is it ever alright to beat animals for the sake of entertainment and money?

Abolish the whip!

By Factory Farmed Animals Ambassador – Matthew Ng

 

How to Help

Start conservations with people on horse racing and horse whipping. Remember education is the key.

Send a letter.

Join the No More Whips and Ban Jumps Racing Facebook pages.

Sign the petitions here and here,

More info at:

Background Info: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIGNS/horse//2636//

International Rules and Regulations On The Use Of The Whip

http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIGNS/horse//2635//

More info on Horse racing at the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses 


References

http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_horse//2637//

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/mobile/horse-racing/15613121

http://horseracingkills.com/international_whip_campaign_launch.php

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