Spread ‘peace and good will’ to all animals this festive season.
Posted 04 Dec 2023
Posted on the 12th October 2023
After years of killing horses at an unprecedented level, the 2024 Grand National will be run under slightly improved conditions. The racing industry has succumbed to public pressure and persistent campaigning by Animal Aid, and other animal protection groups, to make changes to the world’s most notorious horse race.
The most notable changes include:
However, whilst the industry and public focus may be on the Grand National itself, there are no changes to the race conditions of other races held during the Grand National Meeting and at other times of the year.
Says Animal Aid’s Horse Racing Consultant, Dene Stansall:
Whilst any improvements to this dreadful race must be welcomed it doesn’t remove the dangers that are still evident on the Aintree racecourse. Animal Aid will still campaign to end this shocking event, in line with our persistent campaigning over two decades that has forced a number of changes to the race during that time. We reiterate our call to ban all jump racing.