Saturday 21 January 2017

Horses shouldn't be saddled with cruelty

Published 13/04/2011 | 07:59

THE deaths of two horses in the Grand National has refocused attention on the downside of the ancient pursuit of horse racing as practiced in Britain and Ireland.

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It would surely benefit the sport itself, apart from the long-suffering equines, if we could effectively tackle the cruelties associated with it.

A day at the races or the odd flutter can be a fun experience, and the bloodstock industry is deemed crucial to our economic well-being.

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