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post #1 of 8
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I don't know how You all feel about it, but I just can't stand it. Seeing all those poor horses jumping over hedges, hurting themselves, they are getting whipped a lot, doesn't look so exciting for the horse, does it?
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"I don't want to tamper with natural ignorance. It's the key to happiness.
Ignorance is the key. Too much knowledge and you're doomed."

"The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. "
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post #2 of 8
The Grand National is truly disgraceful, those poor horses!



Take a look at this website to see the number of horses that are killed during horse racing:



http://www.horsedeathwatch.com/
post #3 of 8
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It is truly nasty and horrible! There was one fatality today at the Grand National. My heart goes out to that poor horse. He was alive and well this morning, and he fell at the race and died. Animal cruelty and exploitation showcased in front of the whole nation, but no one seems to care about the horrors that the animals going through.
"I don't want to tamper with natural ignorance. It's the key to happiness.
Ignorance is the key. Too much knowledge and you're doomed."

"The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. "
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"I don't want to tamper with natural ignorance. It's the key to happiness.
Ignorance is the key. Too much knowledge and you're doomed."

"The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. "
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post #4 of 8
I was out and about today, and commented to a couple of folks that the town centre seemed to be a bit quieter than the average Saturday. People mentioned that everyone was at home watching football or "the race". I had no idea what they were talking about, until I came home and turned on the TV and it was on two different channels.







Mangogirl..a horse fell and died?
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The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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post #5 of 8
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Yes, sadly one of the horses fell and died.



"Animal right protesters have long been calling for a ban on the race, which this year again claimed a fatality as Mckelvey, who last year finished second, had to be put down on Saturday after the race following a fall."



http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/s...-put-down.html
"I don't want to tamper with natural ignorance. It's the key to happiness.
Ignorance is the key. Too much knowledge and you're doomed."

"The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. "
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"I don't want to tamper with natural ignorance. It's the key to happiness.
Ignorance is the key. Too much knowledge and you're doomed."

"The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. "
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by IamJen View Post

I was out and about today, and commented to a couple of folks that the town centre seemed to be a bit quieter than the average Saturday. People mentioned that everyone was at home watching football or "the race". I had no idea what they were talking about, until I came home and turned on the TV and it was on two different channels.







Mangogirl..a horse fell and died?



Sadly, horses dying after racing in the Grand National is commonplace. Even some fans of horse racing think the race is too harsh on the horses.
post #7 of 8
I was wondering if any horses had died. I hate it, not only do horses die on the track, there's also a huge "wastage" of horses in racing, such as 2 year old racing.. when the horses are older than 2, they are no longer wanted.
post #8 of 8
I feel horrible about it. I intend to campaign on several issues (related to human cruelty and animal cruelty and environmental destruction) but one thing at a time.
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