Groups demand end to famed Palio horse race in Italy

Horses crash during medieval Palio horse race in Italy. NBC News image.

ASSOCIATED PRESS reports (via Washington Post) MILAN — Animal rights campaigners are calling for an end to the famed Palio bareback horse race in Siena after six of 10 horses crashed during the latest edition. The LAV animal rights group said Friday the accident on the first curve of the dirt-covered course in Siena’s main… Continue reading Groups demand end to famed Palio horse race in Italy