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Last Chance to Ask Your MP to Back EDM 285 for Racehorses

Posted 12 November 2009

Every season the clock ticks down to death and destruction for thousands of race horses. Hundreds are killed on racecourses or during training due to catastrophic injury, whilst thousands more who lack the ability to race are shot in yards or sent for slaughter.

An important Early Day Motion (EDM 285), tabled by Mike Hancock MP, calls on the Government to undertake a full audit of racehorse production, death and injury, and to make its findings public. Mr Hancock has also urged the government to curb the industry’s over-breeding of Thoroughbreds. The racing industry is largely self-regulated. It is, therefore, vital that it should present detailed information on the fate of Thoroughbreds so that an informed public and political debate can take place.

The EDM is ‘live’ until the 18 December, after which time it will have to be re-tabled.

We would like to see as many MPs as possible sign this EDM, so please write to your local MP today and ask him or her to back this important initiative.

If you or your MP require further information, please download our factsheet and our report, Bred to Death.

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