I COULDN’T bring myself to watch the Grand National as I love horses too much. However, I couldn’t fail to hear the news that another two beautiful strong gentle horses are now dead.

How dare these supposed animal lovers subject their horses to such an ordeal? Is it the money, the love of the chase or a perverted sense of fun that makes them enjoy such a sport?

They breed them, feed them, care for them and then kill them.

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It’s quite beyond my comprehension.

Sylvia Smith, Darlington.