Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Opinion Letters

Festival's equine deaths shocking

Published 10/03/2016

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

Online Editors

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph