launches anti-horse racing cruelty petition to help save the lives of thousands of horses strongly urges anyone who appreciates the unique beauty of these noble, gentle creatures to sign its petition so that together, we may put a stop to the needless suffering races horses are forced to endure.

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A degrading and dangerous sport

Horse racing is much-loved and well-established sport, popular with sports fans and gamblers the world over. This popularity has transformed the sport into a billion-dollar industry. believes it is now time to put a stop to this and launched an online petition calling for horse racing to be banned.

Every year, more than 10,000 horses die in racing-related incidents.

In Denmark alone, approximately 60 horses die a year – more than one a week.

Thoroughbred horses are intentionally inbred to maintain genetic traits that are dangerous for the horse (such as short legs and wider frames).

Most horses bred for racing never make the grade, and are ‘disposed of’.

Those that do are usually exposed to harsh training regimes too early in their lives, resulting in serious injury and health problems.

Instead of allowing them time to heal, injured horses are frequently raced anyway, or destroyed on cost grounds.

It’s time to act

The following facts and statistics amply demonstrate this:. Countless more are forced to endure injury and suffering on a daily basis. And with big money on offer, the horses themselves are frequently exploited.

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As any gambler will tell you, sports betting can be an exciting and rewarding hobby. But when the welfare of a living creature – human or otherwise – is jeopardized, lines have to be drawn.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Every year, more than 10,000 horses around the world lose their lives due to racing-related incidents

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