Horse Racing Awareness Week

Horse Racing Awareness Week has already started and it is a campaign by Animal Aid to highlight the dangers of horse racing which every year leads to death of at the least one racehorse at Aintree.

A horse falling at a Grand National Fence

Horse Racing Awareness Week takes place in the seven days leading up to the Grand National meeting in Aintree – a notoriously hazardous three-day event that has killed 36 horses over the last decade.

Runners face unique problems in the flagship race, including the proximity of a large, noisy crowd; the number of animals taking part; and the nature of the fences. Most years there are fatalities.

Animal Aid is calling for this punishing, brutal event to be banned.

Please read on to find out how you can help raise awareness and aid their campaign.


– Read Animal Aid’s background summary of the cruelty of horse racing.

– Watch Animal Aid’s 90-second film to see the reality of horse racing.

On Saturday April 10th, the day of the Grand National, Merseyside Animal Rights will be raising awareness of racegoers to the cruelty which lies at the heart of the horse racing industry. They will be at Aintree Station from 11am.

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