Mark Dawes, 07 April 2019, Tags:
Tragically, the horse Up For Review died at the first fence during last Saturday’s Grand National horse race. This followed the deaths of Forest des Aigles and Crucial Role on Friday at the same meeting. The Grand National meeting has now killed over 50 horses since the year 2000.
Every year, newspapers and TV give a lot of coverage to the Grand National, encouraging people to gamble on it as if it is all just a bit of harmless fun. But it is not fun for the horses who are killed or suffer injuries at this cruel event.
It is time to ban the Grand National – no pastime should involve the exploitation or cruelty to animals.