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Suggested email text to people who bet on the Grand National

Below is some suggested text on which you could base an email to your friends or colleagues explaining why they shouldn't bet on the Grand National:

Dear friends/colleagues/NAME

I am writing to ask you not to place a bet on the Grand National this year.

Although no horses were killed during the Grand National’s ‘Big Race’ in 2013, in two other races run over the same course during last year’s Grand National meeting, two horses lost their lives. In other words, despite all of Aintree’s promises of reform, the course remains lethal for horses. Since 2000, 24 horses have died racing on it.

For anyone who does not want to finance a ‘sport’ in which animals routinely lose their lives, there is an alternative: Sanctuary Not Cruelty. Rather than having a 'flutter' on the notorious Aintree race, you can donate the money to a specialist horse sanctuary and make a real difference to horse welfare.

Please don’t get swept along in the betting frenzy of the Grand National – donate to a sanctuary instead.

Thank you.


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