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Web blackout on our Grand National film
Posted 2 April 2012
We regret to report that Animal Aid’s powerful new film revealing the lethal nature of the Grand National race and the reasons why it kills so many horses, has been withdrawn from Youtube. This is as a result of a copyright infringement claim by RacingUK. The 7-minute film is intended to promote public debate about the morality of the 4-and-a-half mile event that routinely kills one or more of the 40 horses who take part. In 2011, Ornais broke his neck and Dooneys Gate broke his back. A total of 20 horses have died as a result of racing on the Grand National course since 2000. Our campaign to ban the Grand National will continue with full vigour, despite this setback.