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Join Animal Aid's Memorial Ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on 17 March

Posted 28 February 2011

Animal Aid will stage a memorial ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse to commemorate the 32 horses who have died at the annual festivals held at the course between 2000 and 2010.*

Protesters will don funereal clothing and maintain a dignified silence whilst Animal Aid’s Horse Racing Consultant, Dene Stansall, reads out a short eulogy for each of the equine victims. Protesters will also bear ‘tombstones’ with the names of the horses who have been killed at the Festival over the past decade.

We will be positioned opposite the main entrance to Cheltenham Racecourse, near the roundabout, from 11am until the start of the day’s racing at 1.30 pm. We will have banners, placards and leaflets with us.

If there are enough people at the memorial ceremony, some campaigners may wish to distribute leaflets in the town centre to put our viewpoint across to people in the street, who may be more sympathetic than those who are intent on attending the races.

Cheltenham Spa Rail Station is well connected and there are the options of public transport or a lift from the station to the racecourse if we know well in advance that you are coming.

Please join us for part, or all, of the event. Your support is needed.

Please contact Fiona with your name and contact phone number by email or telephone 01732 364546.

* The 2001 meeting was suspended due to the Foot & Mouth outbreak.

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