Make a $pring Racing Declaration

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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

Kathryn Allen
Cynthia O'sullivan
Michelle Ryan
Michael Edwards
Jackie Courville
sue rees
Kaylee Watt
Eve Gibson
Fiona Creedy
Sue Arnold
Teresa Graham
Cristina Kohler
Elise Snyder
Tracey Mackay
Jo Boaler
Catherine Wright
Fiona Mcrostie
Kristine Walshe
Josef Brown
Steve Richards
Chez Cogan
Christopher Kateifides
Stephanie Wright
243 DECLARATIONS
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

  • Kathryn Allen
    signed via 2015-10-29 22:29:07 +1100
    Never have, and never will participate in any way with these events
  • Cynthia O'sullivan
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-29 21:27:00 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Cynthia O'sullivan
    signed 2015-10-29 21:24:01 +1100
  • Michelle Ryan
    signed 2015-10-29 20:03:08 +1100
    Why would you support the torture and murder of horses?
  • Michael Edwards
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-29 19:59:51 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Michael Edwards
    signed 2015-10-29 19:59:20 +1100
  • Jackie Courville
    signed 2015-10-29 18:54:07 +1100
    And never will!!
  • sue rees
    signed 2015-10-29 18:50:15 +1100
    the only animal you can legally whip.
  • Kaylee Watt
    signed 2015-10-29 18:31:07 +1100
  • Eve Gibson
    signed 2015-10-29 18:21:24 +1100
  • Fiona Creedy
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-29 18:05:41 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Fiona Creedy
    signed via 2015-10-29 18:05:07 +1100
  • Sue Arnold
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-29 17:56:00 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Sue Arnold
    signed 2015-10-29 17:55:33 +1100
  • Teresa Graham
    signed 2015-10-29 17:46:24 +1100
  • Cristina Kohler
    signed 2015-10-29 17:19:39 +1100
  • Elise Snyder
    signed via 2015-10-29 15:47:25 +1100
  • Tracey Mackay
    signed 2015-10-29 14:55:07 +1100
    This industry and others like it such as greyhound racing etc MUST BE SHUT DOWN NOW!!
  • Jo Boaler
    signed 2015-10-29 13:27:16 +1100
  • Catherine Wright
    signed 2015-10-29 13:13:22 +1100
  • Fiona Mcrostie
    signed 2015-10-29 13:11:19 +1100
  • Kristine Walshe
    signed via 2015-10-29 13:04:11 +1100
  • Josef Brown
    signed via 2015-10-29 13:03:49 +1100
  • Steve Richards
    signed 2015-10-29 12:59:20 +1100
  • Bruce Poon
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-29 12:58:40 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration. I don't gamble on cruelty.
  • Bruce Poon
    @BrucePoon tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-29 12:58:37 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration. I don't gamble on cruelty. http://www.ajpvic.org.au/spring_racing?recruiter_id=7
  • Chez Cogan
    signed 2015-10-29 12:10:37 +1100
  • Christopher Kateifides
    signed 2015-10-29 10:50:45 +1100
  • Stephanie Wright
    signed 2015-10-29 10:25:19 +1100
  • Zoë Bearlin
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-29 10:00:43 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration