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

Horse dies in practise day before Siena’s Palio race (IT)

Siena's famous Palio horse race has been plunged into fresh controversy just a day before it is due to be held, after a horse died in agony during a practise run. Please read and take action. The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports: A horse smashed into a barrier and died during training Friday for a famed race… Continue reading Horse dies in practise day before Siena’s Palio race (IT)