Seven horses were killed as a result of racing at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, the highest death rate in more than 10 years.
Shamefully, there was scarcely any public discussion of the deaths, and the little that did occur was prompted by Animal Aid’s vigilance and energetic briefing of the media.
The 2016 victims were: The Govaness, Pont Alexandre, Rezorbi, No More Heroes, Niceonefrankie, Long Dog and Montdragon.
A total of 53 horses have now been killed at the Cheltenham Festival since the year 2000.
With the other infamously lethal event for race horses, the Grand National meeting, looming, Animal Aid urges those who care about the welfare of horses to withhold their betting and attendance money from the racing industry.
Instead, they can help one of the sanctuaries around the country that care for the cast-offs of racing.
Visit www.stopkillinghorses.com for more information.
Campaign manager, Animal Aid