The Guardian published a powerful article, “Why do we put up with deaths in horseracing?” by Elisabeth Ribbans, on its Comment is Free Web site. The article references Animal Aid’s excellent campaign which is cataloguing death and injuries to race horses.

Over the past three years Animal Aid has recorded more than 500 fatalities on British racecourses. The roll call is relentlessly miserable: broke leg; broke leg; broke leg; broke neck; severed tendon; heart attack; collapsed and died.

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