I have been passionate about dogs and horses all my life. I still have two horses at my home in France; we have a lovely network of lanes and tracks to ride during the cool months of autumn, winter and spring - too much heat and too many flies in the summer!
My home in Suffolk was a mere 25 miles from the world centre of horseracing - Newmarket. I have always been sickened by the overbreeding of racehorses and I absolutely hate horse racing - especially 'over sticks' as jump racing is called.
So I'm pleased to publicise this appeal from Animal Aid , and hope my readers in the UK will support it.
'Every year, thousands of Thoroughbreds are killed either as a result of injury or because they are deemed ‘no hopers'. Mike Hancock MP has tabled an important Early Day Motion (EDM) calling on the government to undertake a full audit of racehorse production, death and injury, and to make its findings public.
Please contact your MP right away and ask him to support this vital EDM.'
Find out how to contact your MP here.