Should racehorse whipping be banned?

Cross-posted from the Global Post LONDON, United Kingdom — In Britain, horse racing is wildly popular. Millions of fans — including Her Majesty — pack the nation’s racecourses every year to watch equine athletes and their riders compete. But this season, the Sport of Kings is embroiled in a heated debate over the jockey’s most… Continue reading Should racehorse whipping be banned?

Whips aren’t in the race when it comes to hurting horses (AU)

This is a good article, summed up very neatly by the headline. They are, as Andrew Rule says, writing for the National Times, what the public sees. Rule points out that it is speed and hard tracks that injure and kill. Both are valid issues, critical to racing safety. We could spend a lot of… Continue reading Whips aren’t in the race when it comes to hurting horses (AU)