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Statement from Animal Aid on Race Horse Deaths
There has been an outraged response from the racing industry over the front-page Daily Mirror article (20 September) on the death of race horse Wigmore Hall – which features Animal Aid’s photographs of the horse being shot. Amongst the aspects of the piece that have been hotly disputed was Animal Aid’s assertion that one in 42 horses dies each season on jump racecourses. The statistic is reliable.See how we calculated that fraction Read our press release Read the article in the Daily Mirror
United Utilities Calls off the Cull!
Campaign by Bird Lover and Animal Aid Successful
When bird lover David Kennedy discovered that Canada geese were being shot at Lingley Mere – a lake owned by Warrington-based United Utilities – he felt he had to speak out. David, who lives about 10 miles from Lingley Mere, knew that a proposed cull of geese at Lake Windermere had been halted when the local authority was persuaded to put into place non-lethal control plans, and he contacted United Utilities to urge them to do the same.Moreabout the successful campaign to convince United Utilities to stop killing Canada geese
Take action against battery cages for 'gamebirds'
The focus of this year’s National Anti-Shooting Week (22 - 28 September) is our campaign to ban the battery cages that are used to incarcerate breeding pheasants and partridges. We view the abolition of these contraptions – known in industry circles as 'raised-laying cages' – as an important first step towards the end of all ‘sport’ shooting.Get involved in National Anti-Shooting Week Write to your MP