Petition to help horse wel­fare

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

IT may come as a shock to read­ers that 64 horses have been killed as a re­sult of rac­ing in Bri­tain this year to date (fig­ures cor­rect at May 24).

Many more have been se­ri­ously in­jured and oth­ers have been killed in train­ing.

This aw­ful situation looks set to con­tinue for as long as the rac­ing in­dus­try is al­lowed to re­main au­ton­o­mous and reg­u­late horse wel­fare it­self.

An­i­mal Aid’s petition, which urges the govern­ment to step in and take ac­tion over horse deaths, has been signed by more than 68,000 peo­ple.

If it reaches 100,000 sig­na­tures it will have the chance to trig­ger a govern­ment de­bate.

Read­ers who wish to help horses can sign the petition at www. an­i­ Fiona Pereira An­i­mal Aid cam­paign man­ager

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