Monday, 29 October 2007

Race Horse Deathwatch

Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch was launched during the 2007 Cheltenham Festival. Its purpose is to expose and record every on-course Thoroughbred fatality in Britain.

The horse racing authorities have resolutely failed to put horse death information into the public domain, preferring to dismiss equine fatalities as ‘accidental’ and ‘unexplained’. Even when several horses die at a single meeting, the term ‘statistical blip’ is often deployed.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Badgers update - good news!

After ten years of research the final Government report is out - badger culling DOES NOT WORK!

The 'Final Report of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB' makes the point definitively, and includes wonderful quotes (for those who care about badgers) such as: