Let science guide horse welfare, not misguided, overemotional protest

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Equine sports are progressively nether occurrence from animal authorities activists, but subject should beryllium nan attraction for those who request changes to nan likes of horseracing and Olympic events, says Christa Lesté-Lasserre

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre

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HILL SIXTEEN collapsed his cervix falling astatine nan first obstruction of this year’s Grand National title astatine Aintree successful nan UK. Animal authorities activists say nan 10-year-old Thoroughbred would still beryllium live coming if he hadn’t been forced to title complete nan jumps. The horse’s trainer blames nan decease connected animal authorities activists – nan very ones hoping to protect horses arsenic they rushed onto nan way conscionable earlier nan title started, triggering a immense constabulary response.

This chaotic segment is emblematic of nan greater problem facing equine sports: they are losing nan support of a well-meaning but underinformed public. If …