This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Review animal welfare in horse racing and the Grand National
I know that this has been put forward before, but animal welfare laws seriously need looking at to consider cruelty in horse racing and the Grand National.
It's barbaric the way horses have to end their lives trying to jump over 6ft fences that they are not able to, then they break something and have to be put to sleep. This year 2019 a total of 57 horses have lost their lives on British race tracks, all for gambling. It's not right. Either lower the fences or don’t have them at all. It's a barbaric sport and we need to be listened to.
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