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.
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.