There will be a demonstration outside of the Aintree racecourse on Saturday 6th April, from 11.00am to 2.00pm – the day of the Grand National.
Info from FAACE:
Demo against the Grand National – April 2013
A demonstration will take place on the day of the Grand National, Saturday 6th April from 11am to 2pm, opposite the main entrance to the Aintree Racecourse on the A59. This is in front of the Aintree railway station entrance.
Following the death of two horses in 2011, cosmetic changes were made to the fences. This did not prevent the deaths Of ‘According To Pete’ and ‘Synchronised’ in the 2012 Grand National.
For the 2013 race, further very minimal changes to the fences have been made. The start will be 90 yards nearer the first fence so the horses will not be travelling as fast when they hit it, but the field has not been reduced so 40 horses will arrive at the same time. Another possible recipe for disaster!
Fight Against Animal Cruelty in Europe – FAACE – Animal Aid and others will be there.
Please join us and swell our numbers if you can. It will make a difference. Please spread the word as much as you can.
We need to stop this carnage.