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

Barbara Brindley
Leanne Hedger
Leah Folloni
Simon Corderoy
maggie rose
Kerri Clarke
Tamsyn Hardgraves
Deborah Quitt
Sarah McNabb
Anita Krelle
Vanessa Browne
Tamir Berkman
Angela McAninly
Sue Stewart
R Ho
Kane Rogers
Justine Curatolo
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

  • Barbara Brindley
    signed 2015-10-28 20:40:18 +1100
    I used to bet on the Melbourne Cup, but have since learned about the cruelty involved in horse racing (and greyhound racing). I will never bet on any racing ever again.
  • Leanne Hedger
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-28 20:30:32 +1100
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  • Leanne Hedger
    signed 2015-10-28 20:29:41 +1100
  • Leah Folloni
    signed 2015-10-28 20:26:30 +1100
  • Simon Corderoy
    signed via 2015-10-28 20:24:05 +1100
  • maggie rose
    signed 2015-10-28 20:10:39 +1100
    The Melbourne Cup is a day of animal abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling and domestic violence. Loss of work productivity is enormous – a public holiday in Melbourne and the rest of the country shuts down.
  • Kerri Clarke
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-28 19:52:39 +1100
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  • Kerri Clarke
    signed 2015-10-28 19:51:36 +1100
  • Tamsyn Hardgraves
    signed 2015-10-28 19:39:52 +1100
  • Deborah Quitt
    signed 2015-10-28 19:20:28 +1100
  • Sarah McNabb
    signed 2015-10-28 19:08:04 +1100
  • Anita Krelle
    signed via 2015-10-28 16:57:16 +1100
  • Vanessa Browne
    signed via 2015-10-28 15:59:16 +1100
  • Tamir Berkman
    signed 2015-10-28 15:36:09 +1100
  • Angela McAninly
    signed 2015-10-28 15:34:12 +1100
  • Sue Stewart
    signed 2015-10-28 15:10:16 +1100
  • R Ho
    signed via 2015-10-28 14:12:24 +1100
  • Kane Rogers
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-28 12:51:42 +1100
    Don't bet on Cruelty: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Kane Rogers
    @Kane_rogers tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-28 12:51:39 +1100
    Don't bet on Cruelty: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Kane Rogers
    signed 2015-10-28 12:51:20 +1100
    Horse Racing is cruel and unnecessary. I will not be taking part in this!
  • Justine Curatolo
    signed 2015-10-28 12:04:50 +1100