Animal Aid Exposes: Race Horse Vivisection

21 06 2007

The racing industry’s horrific experiments on horses

Animal Aid report ‘A Dead Cert’

Over the last seven years, Animal Aid has produced a series of detailed reports exposing the major welfare problems associated with Thoroughbred breeding, racing, training and the disposal of commercially ‘unproductive’ horses.

Animals are highly in-bred for speed at the expense of skeletal strength and general robustness. Two-thirds of the 16,000 foals produced for racing every year are deemed unsuitable. Some go into other equestrian events but as many as 2,000 are sent for slaughter.

Click here to read Animal Aid report

Racing industry rejects accusations of ‘horrific’ experiments, The Guardian

Click here to read article Andrew Culf, sports correspondent
Wednesday May 16, 2007