The Guardian recently ran a piece on horseracing in Britain. Dene Stansall from our international ally Animal Aid expertly presented the end-racing argument:
“What you’re seeing is a human invention. That is not a natural horse.
“We whip them, we put gear on the heads, hoods, bits in the mouths, nosebands that confine them, tongue ties. We’ve seen 200 horses die in a year on racecourses [Britain has less racing than the U.S.]. We see horses going to the slaughterhouse. We see overbreeding, unregulated breeding.
“This is a major animal welfare issue that’s been long overdue for being addressed.”
Of course the other side was afforded ample time to spew their usual lies and distractions, but Dene did a great job and I thank him.