HC Deb 04 May 1925 vol 183 c594
80. Colonel DAY

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the cruelty inflicted upon horses entered for steeplechase races and, in view of the number of accidents both to animals and riders, is he prepared to suggest legislation with a view to a maximum height and length of jumps being imposed at all steeplechase race meetings in this country, so as to prevent, as far as possible, horses being impaled upon jumps, which was witnessed at the last Grand National race meeting?


The answer to both parts of the question is in the negative.

Colonel DAY

If horses must be goaded to their death—.


The hon. Member begins with a hypothesis.

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