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Posted on the 10th April 2021
The Long Mile killed at the Grand National Meeting.
National campaign group, Animal Aid, has called for a ban on the three-day Grand National Meeting after The Long Mile became the 54th horse to be killed at the event since the year 2000.
The seven-year-old was killed in the Grand National after he broke a hind leg.
Says Animal Aid’s Director, Iain Green:
‘It’s high time that this repulsive spectacle was banned. Despite the racing authorities and TV commentators attempting to brush this carnage and loss of life under the carpet, the public will turn their backs on this industry that treats horses as if they were mere objects, to be exploited for money and run into the ground.’
Contact Animal Aid’s Horseracing Consultant, Dene Stansall, for comments or further information: 01732 364546Write to your MP to support our call for an independent regulator for horse racing