Make a $pring Racing Declaration



This year, the Animal Justice Party is encouraging members of the public to make a declaration that they will not participate in any Spring Racing gambling activities. This includes: 

  • Office Sweeps
  • Race Day Sweeps
  • Other Race Day Gambling Practices

The Animal Justice Party believes that the Horse Racing industry is financially unsustainable, supports animal cruelty and lacks integrity. Here's just some of the reasons why:

Horse Racing is Financially Unsustainable

  • The Victorian Government should not be investing funds into Racing Victoria, a privately owned company.

Horse Racing is Animal Cruelty

  • Wastage – unsuccessful race horses sent to the knackery.
  • 2 year old racing – horses are not physically mature to sustain racing pressures at 2 years old.
  • Whips – inflicts physical and psychological pain and are not proven to be effective.

Horse Racing has no Integrity

  • An Auditor General's report into the integrity of Racing Victoria in 2012 found it was simply "not good enough"
  • In 2015, Racing Victoria has been rocked with multiple scandals of performance enhancing drugs amongst its race winners, as well as throughout some of its highest profile trainers and stables in the industry.

Instead, the Animal Justice Party would like to see the Victorian Government invest in long term sustainable alternatives which maintain tourism, support the economy and most importantly prioritise the welfare of the animals involved.

For more information, please take a look at our Spring Racing Fact File.

Make your declaration below and have your voice heard!

Who's signing

Deborah Quintanilla
Frida Lindstrom
gayle wilson
Barbara Beaudot
Maggie Knewstub
Rani Coleman
Nae Molotov
Simone Daniels
Clare Sunderland
tina williams
Geraldine Mclaughlin
Rhyanon Studdert
Beth Sherwell
Jessica Ross
Caroline miller
Amanda Cooper
Karina Haldane
Kw Pendragon
Chris Cocozza
Greta Young
Jodie Oliver
Doreen Battin
Amanda Vido
Mikaela Blease
Seni Mehmet
Tamara Brown
Amelia Linane
1,000 declarations

Make your declaration not to bet on Spring Racing

I declare that I will not take part in any Spring Racing gambling activities. I will not participate in any Office or Race Sweeps, or any other form of Spring Racing betting.

By making this declaration I am sending a strong message to the racing industry that I will not support animal cruelty.

Showing 261 reactions

  • Deborah Quintanilla
    signed 2015-11-03 16:34:08 +1100
  • Frida Qe
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-03 16:28:53 +1100
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  • Frida Lindstrom
    signed 2015-11-03 16:26:50 +1100
  • gayle wilson
    signed 2015-11-03 16:25:42 +1100
  • Barbara Beaudot
    signed 2015-11-03 16:22:26 +1100
  • Maggie Knewstub
    signed 2015-11-03 16:17:42 +1100
  • Rani Coleman
    signed 2015-11-03 16:14:52 +1100
  • Nae Molotov
    signed 2015-11-03 16:12:47 +1100
  • Simone Daniels
    signed 2015-11-03 15:44:40 +1100
  • Clare Sunderland
    signed 2015-11-03 15:36:17 +1100
  • tina williams
    signed 2015-11-03 15:31:36 +1100
    Don’t believe in this race nor any like it. I wont be watching.
  • Geraldine Mclaughlin
    signed 2015-11-03 15:05:33 +1100
  • Rhyanon Studdert
    signed 2015-11-03 15:02:27 +1100
    I have seen first hand what happens behind the scenes to these beautiful animals and I just can’t understand how anyone could willingly support such a wasteful and cruel ‘sport’ . This must be stopped for the sake of the horses.
  • Beth Sherwell
    signed 2015-11-03 14:38:06 +1100
    I will never bet. Not once. It is a disgusting game you play.
  • Jessica Ross
    signed 2015-11-03 14:28:05 +1100
  • Caroline miller
    signed 2015-11-03 14:17:17 +1100
  • Amanda Cooper
    signed 2015-11-03 14:12:32 +1100
  • Karina Haldane
    signed 2015-11-03 14:10:44 +1100
    Cruelty has to stop!!
  • Kw Pendragon
    signed 2015-11-03 14:00:47 +1100
  • Chris Cocozza
    signed 2015-11-03 13:54:14 +1100
    Another vile, archaic, and cruel industry which ( like Greyhound racing ) needs to end.
  • Greta Young
    signed 2015-11-03 13:52:04 +1100
  • Jodie Oliver
    signed 2015-11-03 13:37:26 +1100
  • Julia Gutbrod
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-03 13:35:24 +1100
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  • Doreen Battin
    signed 2015-11-03 13:33:02 +1100
  • Amanda Vido
    signed 2015-11-03 13:19:56 +1100
  • Mikaela Blease
    signed 2015-11-03 13:18:01 +1100
  • Seni Mehmet
    signed 2015-11-03 13:11:43 +1100
    Needs to end .. Cruel!!
  • Tamara Brown
    signed 2015-11-03 13:02:56 +1100
  • Amelia Linane
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-03 12:59:26 +1100
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  • Amelia Linane
    signed 2015-11-03 12:58:57 +1100