Animal Rising strike again: protesters flood Scottish Grand National course in failed bid to delay the big race saying they are acting to ‘protect animals’ and vow more demos in future
- Animal Rising protestors invaded Scottish Grand National at Ayr Racecourse
Animal rights protesters have apprehended by police officers as they attempted to invade the race course during the Scottish Grand National today at Ayr Racecourse.
The Animal Rising group have taken responsibility for the incident on social media, sharing a video of 25 of their supporters storming underneath fencing and taking various positions around the track.
They attempted to attach themselves to the jumps and gates on the racetrack an an effort to ‘cancel the big race’.
They said they will ‘protect animals’ and added that they will vow to more demos, saying the protest at the Aintree Grand National last week was ‘just the beginning’.
On social media at just before 4pm, Animal Rising said: ’25 supporters of Animal Rising have made it onto the track at the Scottish Grand National, to put their bodies in the way of harm, and protect animals.’
Animal Rising activists are apprehended by police officers as they attempted to invade the race course during the Coral Scottish Grand National festival at Ayr Racecourse
The Animal Rising group have taken responsibility for the incident on social media
Protestors attempted to attach themselves to the jumps and gates on the racetrack an an effort to ‘cancel the big race’
An Animal Rising protestor is apprehended by police after being chained to the fence at Ayr Racecourse
The post added: ‘They’re attempting to attach themselves to jumps and gates in order to cancel the big race.
‘This afternoon 8 year old Oscar Elite died on the very same track. We take action today with them in our hearts.
‘A horse dies every other day in racing in the UK. We are here to protect horses by saying NO to this barbaric “sport.”
‘There are plenty of other things we can have fun doing on a Saturday afternoon that don’t involve watching animals come to harm.
‘Last week at Aintree was just the beginning. The Summer of Animal Rising is upon us.’
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