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 48 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.
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.
Ways to help
- Order a Horse Racing Awareness Week pack
- Order leaflets and posters from us and distribute them in your high street, outside betting shops and, if you live near a racecourse, outside the main entrance (we can help you with checking racing dates).
- Email the letters page of your local paper – they are often keen to publish your letter and getting into print ensures the message will reach many thousands of readers. Here is a template to help you get started.
- Buy our horse racing sticker and put it in your front window or in your car.
- Sign up for e-news