League statement on the death of Shallwehaveonemore at the Cheltenham Festival

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Chris Luffingham, campaigns director at the League Against Cruel Sports, has commented on the tragic death of the horse Shallwehaveonemore who was put down after the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival.

He said: “It is extremely upsetting to learn of the death of Shallwehaveonemore following the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival.

“The death toll at Cheltenham is simply unacceptable with a total of 70 horses having lost their lives at Festival since 2000.

“New tighter safety measures need to be introduced to stop this senseless loss of life in the name of ‘sport’. We need an independent regulatory body with horse welfare as its only concern and an end to the use of the whip which forces the horse to go beyond what it is comfortably able to do resulting in death, injuries and stress.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

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