Yesterday two beautiful horses died in the Grand National. They are not the first and I doubt they will be the last. Apparently, whilst these two poor creatures...one broke his neck and the other his back...were lying on the racecourse, a BBC commentator referred to them as "obstacles".
I despair. Why, in a supposedly civilised country, is this barbaric race still happening? It's all about money isn't it? Where there's money there's greed and this will always override any consideration for animals and the cruelty inflicted on them.
It has to stop.
(You may be interested in reading this: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_horse/ALL/2460// and this: http://www.merseysideanimalrights.co.uk/horse_racing.htm )