Jockeys should not use whips

ANIMAL Aid has long campaigned against the use of the whip in horse racing. This reform is long overdue. Many jockeys repeatedly misuse the whip, and even if they are found guilty of misconduct, they still keep their winnings.

Towcester racecourse has announced it wishes to ban jockeys from beating horses with the whip, and will disqualify those who do. Animal Aid has called on all of Britain’s racecourses to follow Towcester’s example.

Please support this campaign by calling 01732 364546 or visit for a free Ban the Whip information pack.