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

Elaine Dealey
Nicole Beasley
Steve Bacon
George Makary
Lyndi Chapman
Laura Willey-Leroy
Eva Holmes
Hoiyam Kwok
Roxane Sanders
Donna Nicholls
j miles
Andrew McKinnon
Ruth Parramore
Molly Scarff
Emily Ashby-House
Camila Couch
David Neander
Sally Hook
Chui Ling Yau
Sally Collins
Guy Dessoy
Kate Watson
Taylah Bushing
Alison Brown
Janine Hudson
Dale Caddy
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

  • Elaine Dealey
    signed 2015-11-11 01:47:07 +1100
  • Nicole Beasley
    signed 2015-11-10 22:02:32 +1100
  • Steve Bacon
    signed 2015-11-10 13:56:42 +1100
  • George Makary
    signed 2015-11-10 11:26:33 +1100
  • Lyndi Chapman
    signed 2015-11-10 11:24:48 +1100
  • Laura Willey-Leroy
    signed 2015-11-06 04:00:17 +1100
  • Eva Holmes
    signed 2015-11-06 03:00:35 +1100
    I have often wondered what happened to those beautiful horses after their racing days are over
  • Hoiyam Kwok
    signed 2015-11-05 21:30:58 +1100
  • Roxane Sanders
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-05 16:39:45 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Roxane Sanders
    signed 2015-11-05 16:39:01 +1100
    No more horse racing. I hate this sport. Stupid SUB HUMANS.
  • Donna Nicholls
    signed 2015-11-05 15:25:47 +1100
    I hate horse races!
  • j miles
    signed 2015-11-05 12:02:46 +1100
  • Andrew McKinnon
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-05 11:51:44 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Andrew McKinnon
    signed 2015-11-05 11:51:15 +1100
  • Ruth Parramore
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-05 06:57:03 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Ruth Parramore
    signed 2015-11-05 06:55:59 +1100
  • Molly Scarff
    signed 2015-11-04 23:02:56 +1100
  • Emily Ashby-House
    signed 2015-11-04 21:12:02 +1100
  • Camila Couch
    signed 2015-11-04 15:59:20 +1100
    Any kind of animal cruelty should be banished
  • David Neander
    signed 2015-11-04 15:38:59 +1100
  • Sally Hook
    signed 2015-11-04 11:27:29 +1100
  • Chui Ling Yau
    signed 2015-11-04 11:21:41 +1100
    This is such a barbaric act! No animals deserve this type of cruelty! This is so wrong! This petition needs to be signed!
  • Sally Collins
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-04 10:37:55 +1100
    Sign the petition: Make a $pring Racing Declaration
  • Sally Collins
    signed 2015-11-04 10:37:33 +1100
  • Guy Dessoy
    signed 2015-11-04 09:47:06 +1100
  • Kate Watson
    signed 2015-11-04 08:49:42 +1100
  • Taylah Bushing
    signed 2015-11-04 08:05:05 +1100
  • Alison Brown
    signed 2015-11-04 05:22:58 +1100
  • Janine Hudson
    signed 2015-11-04 02:42:51 +1100
  • Dale Caddy
    signed 2015-11-04 02:19:42 +1100