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Horse Racing Awareness Week

Animal Aid's Horse Racing Awareness Week takes place in the seven days leading up to the country's most famous race, the Grand National in April. We stage a series of high-profile media events to highlight the suffering involved in horse racing.

The Grand National meeting in Aintree is a notoriously hazardous three-day event that has killed 40 horses since 2000. In the Grand National itself, a dangerously overcrowded field of 40 horses is forced to confront 30 extraordinarily challenging and treacherous jumps, over a course of four-and-a-half miles. Most years there are fatalities.

Animal Aid is calling for this punishing, uncivilised event to be banned. Please try to get involved with Horse Racing Awareness Week and our campaign to Ban the Grand National.

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