Take to Twitter: Tell Companies Sponsoring the Grand National to Stop
The Grand National is a national disgrace. By withdrawing their financial support, companies can help end the shameful spectacle.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was replaced with a computer simulation. But live horse racing is now back on, putting horses at risk of injury and death. The races will begin on Thursday, 8 April, and companies are still sponsoring this shameful spectacle.
Here’s Why Companies Should Withdraw Financial Support
Twenty-seven horses have died as a result of racing at the Grand National meeting since 2010, and countless others have been injured.
At Becher’s Brook, aptly nicknamed the “killer fence”, horses have slammed face-first into the ground and collided with each other, breaking necks, backs, and legs.
Horses who can’t run fast enough are often discarded like used betting slips. They’re handed over to rescue charities, left to languish in fields, shot at stables, or sold for slaughter. Five hundred horses connected to the English racing industry are sent to the abattoir each year.
How to Urge Companies to Take Action
Speak out for horses using the power of social media. Use the buttons below to send a pre-written tweet letting each company know that the Grand National is a national disgrace:
I’m disappointed in your support of the #GrandNational, @nationalexpress. About 200 horses DIE in the horse racing industry every year in the UK. It’s time to make your next stop compassion: end your support of the Grand National! #GrandNationalDisgraceTweet National Express
Hey @Ryanair, the Grand National cruel to horses. About 200 of them die every year on British racecourses. Do the right thing and be kind to animals: stop sponsoring the #GrandNational! #GrandNationalDisgraceTweet Ryanair
Chi Chi London
It’s so disappointing to see @chichiclothing sponsoring the #GrandNational. The opportunity to wear a fancy hat doesn’t erase the cruelty of horse racing, which kills 200 horses a year in the UK. End your #GrandNational sponsorship! #GrandNationalDisgraceTweet Chi Chi London
In the racing industry, horses fall, are injured, and die in traumatic ways – a stomach-churning mess of tangled legs, fractured bones, and broken spines. @MarshGlobal, become a global leader in compassion and stop sponsoring the #GrandNational! #GrandNationalDisgraceTweet Marsh
Horse racing cruelty is nothing to toast, @MolsonCoors. The vile industry kills about 200 horses every year on British racecourses. I’ll only raise a glass when you stop sponsoring the #GrandNational! #GrandNationalDisgraceTweet Molson Coors
Please extend your dedication to health to horses abused by the racing industry, too, @RandoxOfficial. On racecourses, horses often sustain horrific, deadly injuries. It’s time to stop sponsoring the #GrandNational! #GrandNationalDisgraceTweet Randox Health
Why are you still sponsoring the #GrandNational, @Pinsent_Masons? The horse racing industry kills about 200 horses every year in the UK. It’s beyond cruel. Please take action and end your #GrandNational sponsorship! #GrandNationalDisgrace
Tweet Pinsent Masons
Take Action via E-Mail
You can send the companies an e-mail instead if you’re not a social media user – or do both if you are!