Western Australia will lead the nation in the welfare standards for all racehorses with the introduction of the Western Australian Racehorse Welfare Plan.
The plan of action, announced by the State Government and Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today, will see a range of new and expanded initiatives to safeguard the well-being of WA racehorses. In the first year, more than $5 million will be spent implementing the plan, with a further $3 million recurring annually.
A key pillar of the plan creates greater oversight of a racehorse once it leaves the care of the racing industry - with the establishment of a WA Racehorse Passport. A number of other initiatives are 'Australian firsts' for the industry. Read more