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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...a-Aintree.html

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Two horses died during yesterdays Grand National in one of the most distressing races in recent history.
Millions of TV viewers saw Ornais fall at the fourth fence, breaking his neck, while Dooneys Gate broke his back minutes later at Bechers Brook.
It meant that for the first time in the races history the two fences were bypassed during the second circuit of the Aintree track as the horses were hastily screened off with tarpaulins.
But the BBC was accused of a cover-up after commentator Mick Fitzgerald described the dead horses as obstacles.
 

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That's so disgusting. The poor things die, and the average person doesn't care. That trainer who said that the dead horse his son was riding was a "good servant" was pretty sickening, too.
 

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That's so disgusting. The poor things die, and the average person doesn't care. That trainer who said that the dead horse his son was riding was a "good servant" was pretty sickening, too.
There are now over 1000 comments on the OP's link to the article in the Daily Mail. Most of them are horrified at the photographs and the BBC 'cover-up'. The average person does care, NOW.

Now, if only they could extend that compassion to farm animals, we would be getting somewhere....
 

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Loving the hypocrisy of the BBC. They had that massive outcry about pedigree dogs and refused to broadcast Crufts (even though that panorama programme exaggerated the issues and completely ignored everything that kennel club had been doing for years to try and improve the health of pedigree dogs (hip scoring, anyone?)) yet are perfectly happy to broadcast the Grand National and even try to cover up the cruelty.
 
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