Welfare chief condemns abattoir practices shown in Panorama documentary

CROSS POSTED FROM THE RACING POST The chair of racing's Horse Welfare Board has reacted with astonishment to Panorama's evidence, broadcast on Monday night, that many ex-racehorses have been transported from Ireland to be killed in an abattoir near Swindon. Barry Johnson, a former president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, also deplored the… Continue reading Welfare chief condemns abattoir practices shown in Panorama documentary

Britain’s whip rules examined by HWB

British jockeys stand in the paddock holding their whips. Image by David Davies/PA.

The Guardian reports: Stronger penalties for misuse of the whip appear to be a certainty by the autumn, following the initial report of the new Horse Welfare Board (HWB, published on Thursday. While the board had much to say on other topics, including racing’s responsibilities to its horses and the need for a code of… Continue reading Britain’s whip rules examined by HWB