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Animal welfare activists influence revision of horse racing tongue tie rules

Animal welfare activists have succeeded in changing tongue tie rules in horse racing amid a perception of cruelty.

Trainers will be banned from using nylon stockings and adhesive bandages as tongue ties from April 1 after Racing Australia's veterinary and analysts committee and chairman of stewards committee proposed a series of rule changes on Monday in direct response to the ABC's animal cruelty expose in October last year.

But a number of leading trainers are scathing over the decision, citing a lack of consultation from the decision makers.

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Article written by: Damien Ractliffe

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