Hereford horse lovers demonstrate against horse racing

Hereford horse lovers protest horse racing .

Cross-posted from the Hereford Times A DEMONSTRATION was held in Hereford to oppose the return of horse racing to the city and the Grand National. Members of Hereford Animal Protection League met in the city centre on Saturday to hand out leaflets to members of the public about why they are opposed to horse racing.… Continue reading Hereford horse lovers demonstrate against horse racing

Three horses dead after two days of the Cheltenham Festival

Our Conor, ridden by Bryan Cooper, goes on to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2013.

Cross-posted from The Guardian WRITTEN BY GREG WOOD CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND -- Two horses were killed here on Wednesday to bring the total number of deaths to three after two days of this year's Festival. Stack The Deck, who was running in the Champion Bumper, a flat race, and Akdam, who was brought down by a… Continue reading Three horses dead after two days of the Cheltenham Festival

N Ire horses being eaten in Europe (UK)

Cross-posted from BBC Sports Thoroughbred horses from Northern Ireland are ending up on dinner tables in Europe, a BBC Season Ticket investigation has concluded. Equine veterinary surgeon Bruce Steele acknowledged that the shipment to Europe of thoroughbreds to be eaten "is a strong possibility". "It has to be," Mr Steele told the BBC Northern Ireland… Continue reading N Ire horses being eaten in Europe (UK)