Your article on safety in horse racing (M Star September 21) raises some important issues about the Grand National.
The race is deliberately hazardous. An overcrowded field of 40 horses are forced to confront 30 extraordinarily challenging and treacherous jumps over a gruelling four and a half miles.
In 2012 just 15 of the 40 horses completed the event. Between 2000 and 2011, 35 horses have been killed at the three-day Aintree meeting.
There is little hope that recently announced changes to the course will be any more successful at reducing the risks to horses than have previous adaptations, and there is now a huge level of outrage being voiced against this sickening spectacle.
Readers who wish to learn more about the campaign to Ban the Grand National including, a short film about the big race, can visit Animal Aid's website