According to the UK Green Party website the Green Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:

AR415 To control and monitor all racing involving animals. In particular, all racing animals exported will be subject to a substantial tariff in order to prevent abuse of retired/unsuitable animals.

Horse racing/Point to Point: whips will not be allowed, tougher penalties will be applied for drug offences and minimum age/maximum jump heights and course lengths will be introduced in line with RSPCA recommendations.

All pigeon racers will register with their local Animal Rights Officer to ensure welfare standards; race lengths will be restricted.

Greyhound racing: adequate arrangements will be made for the re- homing of retired dogs.

I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Green Party’s Animal Racing policies in the comments below?