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IF only horses could speak andwhat would they say to Gary O''Neill (ECHO, April 25) regarding the shooting of horses at the Grand National? Perhaps they would argue that other cruel sports like hare coursing Hare coursing is the coursing of hares, that is to say the hunting of them with sighthounds. In formal hare coursing the objective is to test the dogs on their ability to turn the hare. Informal coursing is often conducted to kill, either for betting or for food.  or badger baiting should be resurrected? I suppose it''s like a lot things. If those who support the Grand National had to personally shoot the injured in·jure  
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.

2. To cause damage to; impair.

 horses themselves perhaps they wouldn't be so keen? Likewise with those Union Jack waving people who cheer on every war, would they really be so keen if they had to nurse an Iraqi child dying from cancer caused by the depleted uranium Depleted Uranium (DU) is uranium remaining after removal of the isotope uranium-235. It is primarily composed of the isotope uranium-238. In the past it was called by the names Q-metal, depletalloy, and D-38, but these have fallen into disuse.  bombs we dropped on their country? I suppose it's about whether humanity wants to stay at the barbarian Neanderthal level or make the leap to a more civilised society? Mark Holt, via email
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 1, 2012
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