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Devastating assault on racing cruelty by top Fleet Street writer
Posted 14 April 2008
One of Britain’s leading national newspaper journalists has written a devastating article condemning the cruelty and callousness to be found right across the horse racing industry. Arising from a visit to last week’s Grand National, Liz Jones – writing in the Mail on Sunday – describes how drunken punters jeered as horses suffered horrific falls and how the Aintree management – recognising she was not about to write the usual backslapping piece – tried to confine her to the press box. The day before, Animal Aid’s horse racing consultant and his 14 year old daughter had come in for some thoroughly unwarranted rough treatment from Aintree security.