I Think The Grand National Should Be Banned

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    The BBC Cover Up Horses' Deaths

    Three horses have died in the Grand National meeting, two in the race itself. The BBC decided not to tell the viewers about the stricken horses. The race had to bypass two fences on the second lap of the Aintree course because a horse had fallen at each one on the first lap...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Apr 9, 2011

    Petitions

    I will use this page to post any petitions I come across, as I see them. I have just found this one: http://secure.wsa.u-net.com/www.animalaid.org.uk/racing/petition.htm I have another link, an epetition:http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/10800 Also, a Facebook page:http...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 10, 2011

    Ban It Now!!!

    I agree the Grand National should be banned, it is not a sport, it is cruelty to the max!!! A big thank you should go to our wonderful, caring kind Ep gentleman friend mizzen123 for highlighting this, this revolting of "institutions" (for want of a better word) to be banned asap...
    welshbabe welshbabe
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Apr 9, 2011

    I Totally Agree

    In my opinion the grand national is an excuse for cruelty to horses, and to me it ranks up there with dog fighting and **** fighting and so on. Where is the pleasure in watching beautiful animals being whipped around a course that is too long, with jumps that are death traps. It...
    pinkie5549 pinkie5549
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    So Begins The Annual Carnage

    The whole Grand National meeting at Aintree yieds an average of three horse fatalities each year, a total of 36 horses killed over the last decade. Many of the fences, such as The Chair and Beecher's Brook are so huge, it is a minor miracle that more horses are not seriously...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2011
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