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Festival's equine deaths shocking

With a few days until the Cheltenham Festival, campaign group Animal Aid has turned its fire on the racing industry with the launch of cartoon postcards.

They lampoon the festival and its equine death-toll and will be distributed to potential punters by Animal Aid supporters.

In 2006, 11 horses died as a result of the festival, prompting the launch of Animal Aid's online database, Race Horse Deathwatch.

Since 2007, 22 horses have died at the festival and 40 more have been killed at other racing events at the Gloucestershire venue.

FIONA PEREIRA

Animal Aid

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