Outrage after horse killed in trials for Asti Palio
Animal rights movement ENPA 'appalled' event is continuing16 September, 16:10
"We are appalled to learn that the Asti Palio is taking place anyway today despite the death if a horse in yesterday's trials," ENPA said.
"At this point we ask what other tragedy has to take place for the local institutions and organizers of palios, festivals and events based on the exploitation of other beings, to understand that these events pose serious risks for animals' health, as well as being ethically unacceptable". Former tourism minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla joined in ENPA's calls for palio horse races to be banned.