Spread ‘peace and good will’ to all animals this festive season.
Posted 04 Dec 2023
Posted on the 23rd March 2023
In three weeks, the three-day Grand National Festival will take place (13-15 April). The event is a relentless killer of race horses, who die in the most horrific of circumstances.
The main Grand National race takes place on the final day of the Festival and is extremely perilous. It’s run over a stamina-sapping four-and-a quarter miles and has 30 hazardous fences that the 40 horses who take part are forced to jump.
59 horses have been killed at the Grand National Festival since the year 2000, with four fatalities last year.
Many people still regard horse racing as a bit of harmless fun – but the reality is quite different. That is why Animal Aid’s new campaign calls for a ban on Jump Racing, in order to highlight the dangers to horses’ lives and welfare.
You can help our campaign in various ways – see below.
Learn more about why the Aintree Grand National Festival is so lethal here.