Suggested email text to people who bet on the Grand National
Below is some suggested text on which you could base an email to your friends or colleagues explaining why they shouldn't bet on the Grand National:
I am writing to ask you not to place a bet on the Grand National this year.
Many people do not realise that between 2000 and 2012, 38 horses lost their lives at this event, which features hazardous obstacles and overcrowded races. Behind the ‘glamour’ of the Grand National lies a stark and unpalatable reality – punters’ betting money ensures that the Grand National takes place and, inevitably, that horses pay with their lives.
Nationally, around 420 horses are raced to death each year. Additionally, the industry, which overproduces horses in the search for winners. Horses who do not make the grade may be slaughtered for meat or repeatedly change hands in a downward spiral of neglect. Only a small minority of 'rejects' find decent homes.
Above all, please don’t get swept along in the betting frenzy of the Grand National.
You bet. They die.
YOUR NAME HERE
Visit http://stopkillinghorses.com for more info.