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Three horses killed in one afternoon at Wetherby racecourse
Three horses were killed yesterday (23 May) while racing at Wetherby. Milano Supreme, Distant Memories and David’s Folly were all killed after falling and sustaining fatal injuries in separate hurdle races during the afternoon.Moreabout the horse deaths at Weatherby racecourse
Natural England authorises mass culls to protect shoot interests
Tens of thousands of endangered gulls have been shot, trapped and poisoned on one of England's largest shooting estates with permission from government agency, Natural England, according to an investigation by The Guardian newspaper. Lesser black-backed gulls have been systematically destroyed in annual culls ‘for decades’ on the Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire, the newspaper reports. This is despite the bird’s population crashing in recent years.
Natural England has also this week been found to have licensed the secret destruction of the eggs and nests of buzzards to protect a different pheasant shoot.More about the mass culls authorised by Natural England Read The Guardian's article about the cull of black-backed gulls Read The Guardian's article about the cull of buzzards
March for the Badgers!
The campaign to protect badgers from the government-sanctioned cull continues with a march in London on June 1st. Organised by London Against the Cull and supported by many animal protection organisations, including Animal Aid, marchers will assemble at 12 noon at Millbank, near Tate Britain. Marchers are asked to wear black and white to show their support for the badgers.More about the National March against the Badger Cull Sign the petition See the new music video created by Brian May, Brian Blessed and Weebl