Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Horses are being failed by breed societies, racing regulators and welfare groups, says Animal Aid. Since Panorama’s exposé on the slaughter of horses, which aired on 19 July, and featured undercover footage gathered by Animal Aid; many of those charged with looking after horse welfare appear to reject responsibility. Some are even labelling the slaughter… Continue reading Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Thousands of ex-racehorses being sent to abattoirs, BBC investigation claims

Panorama programme to be broadcast on Monday nightAnimal rights group planted cameras in slaughterhouse THE GUARDIAN / 19th July 2021 An investigation for BBC1’s Panorama, to be broadcast on Monday evening, will claim that “thousands” of ex-racehorses – “most, but not all” of which were previously in training in Ireland – are being sent for… Continue reading Thousands of ex-racehorses being sent to abattoirs, BBC investigation claims

UK: As horse deaths mount, campaigners ask: what price a day at the races

Cheltenham heads list of courses where most animals die, and jump racing carries most risk Cross-posted from The Observer A thousand horses have died on Britain's racecourses since 2007, according to records kept by an animal rights organisation. Animal Aid's "Death Watch" list reached the 1,000 mark late last month when a seven-year-old gelding, Hired… Continue reading UK: As horse deaths mount, campaigners ask: what price a day at the races

Campaigners call on BHA to be stripped of regulatory role over racehorse deaths

Cross-posted from The Southern Reporter Published June 19, 2011 ANIMAL welfare campaigners have called on the British Horseracing Authority to be stripped of its responsibility for the well-being of racehorses due to the number of animals being killed on British racecourses such as the one at Kelso. Since the launch of Animal Aid’s Racehorse Deathwatch… Continue reading Campaigners call on BHA to be stripped of regulatory role over racehorse deaths

Why healthy foals are being killed across Britain…to end up as dog food and on French dinner plates (UK)

Cross-posted from The Daily Mail By ZOE BRENNAN Last updated at 10:41 PM on 30th January 2009 Graceful and sleek, the beautiful racehorse was used to the thunder of applause as she swept past the grandstand - not the sound of a rifle. The seven-year-old mare had raced at courses up and down the country,… Continue reading Why healthy foals are being killed across Britain…to end up as dog food and on French dinner plates (UK)

Racehorse welfare spotlighted in Commons (UK)

Race horse welfare has been put under the political spotlight with a series of hard-hitting Parliamentary Questions by Lib Dem MP, Mike Hancock. Cross-posted from Horsemart, UK (19 Dec 08) The Member for Portsmouth South has this week also tabled a Commons Motion (see Notes below) demanding that the government press the racing industry to… Continue reading Racehorse welfare spotlighted in Commons (UK)

Ascot acts to prevent ‘meat’ trade at sales (UK)

Now look. Those nice English racing type people are worried about horses who have raced and cannot run very fast after all where the Queen has put her Royal foot may be bought for little or nothing and eaten up by those nasty neighbors across the ditch they pretend to like all the time. Wretch.… Continue reading Ascot acts to prevent ‘meat’ trade at sales (UK)