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Grand National: National Disgrace

Take a stand for race horses

For those horrified by the deaths of seven horses at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, please make a pledge to help with Animal Aid's Horse Racing Awareness Week.

Horse Racing Awareness Week takes place 3-9 April – the week leading up to the country's most famous race: the Grand National.

Order an info pack Order bulk copies of our Sanctuary not Cruelty leaflets to distribute Come to one of our demonstrations on 9 April at Aintree or London Death toll at Cheltenham Festival hits ten year high with seven dead Read more about how you can help protest against the Grand National
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Have a Cruelty-Free Easter!

The long Easter weekend is traditionally a time for family get-togethers. Here are a few tips to make sure that your weekend is animal-friendly as well as great fun.

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Bowood slaughterhouse staff charged with cruelty following Animal Aid investigation

The two former owners of Bowood Yorkshire Lamb slaughterhouse in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, are understood to have been charged with animal cruelty offences, together with three slaughtermen who worked at the abattoir. The charges follow a damning undercover investigation by Animal Aid, which was carried out over three days in December 2014, and revealed numerous instances of cruelty and lawbreaking.

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Good news! Plans for million-bird chicken farm withdrawn following Animal Aid campaign Death toll at Cheltenham Festival hits ten year high with seven dead Three horses dead on the first day of Cheltenham Festival ‘Nightmarish scenes’ filmed at farms run by company planning Yorkshire factory farm Please take action to stop shooting permits being renewed Cheltenham Festival slammed in satirical new postcards from animal rights group 11 Horses Killed at 11 Different Racecourses in 11 Days 15 years since foot and mouth catastrophe: Lessons still not learned Renewed threat of giant pig farm in County Antrim Four Horses Killed in Three Days at Catterick Bridge: Call for Racing to be Stopped Royal Veterinary College under fire for its animal experiments Plans for factory farm in Lincolnshire stopped following Animal Aid campaign Go vegan to protect the planet Shooting's lethal addiction to lead shot Is the end of the whip in sight? Take action now

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