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

Zoe Bearlin
John Davey
Anna Blake
Belinda Crisp
Marion Semtner
Sundeep Phatak
Tania De La Mare
Jill Dutton
Alison Goodwin
julie debortoli
Helen Drousas
Madi Hughes
Christopher de Jonge
Mimi Loois
Michelle Smith
Mary Costello
Eleonora Gullone
Antoinette Tripodina
Zipporah Christie
Danielle Crellin
Lisa Hutchinson
April Meddick
Alison Moore
Grant Brooks
jane nicholson
Victoria Chase
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

  • Zoe Bearlin
    signed 2015-10-29 09:59:59 +1100
  • John Davey
    signed 2015-10-29 09:23:01 +1100
  • Anna Blake
    signed 2015-10-29 08:47:15 +1100
  • Belinda Crisp
    signed 2015-10-29 08:46:46 +1100
  • Marion Semtner
    signed 2015-10-29 07:01:29 +1100
    Anyone who truly loves and cares about horses, doesn’t support horse racing. Horse racing is purely about human greed and exploitation of the horses.
  • Sundeep Phatak
    signed 2015-10-29 06:50:00 +1100
  • Tania De La Mare
    signed via 2015-10-29 06:11:12 +1100
  • Jill Dutton
    signed 2015-10-29 05:23:44 +1100
  • Alison Goodwin
    signed 2015-10-29 04:38:13 +1100
  • julie debortoli
    signed 2015-10-29 04:11:10 +1100
  • Helen Drousas
    signed 2015-10-29 03:11:23 +1100
  • Madi Hughes
    signed 2015-10-28 23:11:01 +1100
  • Christopher de Jonge
    signed 2015-10-28 22:42:18 +1100
    Don’t bet on cruelty! Sign here.
  • Mimi Loois
    signed via 2015-10-28 22:39:42 +1100
  • Michelle Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-28 22:34:39 +1100
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  • Michelle Smith
    signed via 2015-10-28 22:33:16 +1100
  • Mary Costello
    signed 2015-10-28 22:28:54 +1100
  • Eleonora Gullone
    signed 2015-10-28 22:06:06 +1100
  • Antoinette Tripodina
    signed 2015-10-28 21:43:05 +1100
  • Zipporah Christie
    signed 2015-10-28 21:39:11 +1100
  • Danielle Crellin
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-28 21:34:15 +1100
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  • Danielle Crellin
    signed 2015-10-28 21:33:44 +1100
    I have never participated in any form of celebrations or gambling of any kind when it comes to this disgusting endorsement of animal cruelty, I really hope that the rest of the Australia (and the world) wake up and stop endorsing animal cruelty and supporting this irrelevant event!
  • Lisa Hutchinson
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-28 21:31:01 +1100
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  • Lisa Hutchinson
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  • April Meddick
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-28 21:19:50 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • April Meddick
    signed via 2015-10-28 21:19:32 +1100
  • Alison Moore
    signed 2015-10-28 21:18:57 +1100
  • Grant Brooks
    signed 2015-10-28 21:15:31 +1100
  • jane nicholson
    signed 2015-10-28 21:11:28 +1100
  • Victoria Chase
    signed 2015-10-28 20:46:03 +1100