In 2018, Animal Aid secured a Parliamentary debate on race horse welfare. The debate came about as the result of more than 105,000 compassionate people signing a government petition calling for the British Horseracing Authority to be stripped of its responsibility for race horse welfare, and instead for that vital job to be awarded to a body of professionals that would hold the industry to account over the shocking rate of race horse deaths and injuries.
The racing industry responded by setting up its own welfare body – but it has so far failed to make any meaningful improvements.
It is vital that the government intervenes in this situation and puts pressure on the racing industry to take concrete action to prevent race horses being killed.
Animal Aid wants to see an end to the exploitation and use of horses for racing, but as a first step, the government must intervene and take control of the situation.
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