Animal Rights Activists Fined for Disrupting Scottish Grand National

Animal rights campaigners Sarah Foy and Osian Dixon have been fined £200 each for interrupting the Scottish Grand National horse race at Ayr Racecourse. Ayr Sheriff Court convicted them of breach of the peace, with Dixon also convicted of trespass. The activists, part of the Animal Rising group, aimed to “prevent horses from coming to harm.” The pair entered the track at Ayr Racecourse when a race meeting was in progress, equipped with glue and piping designed to enable people to secure themselves to jumps, fences or railings. The judge acknowledged their beliefs but emphasized the need for lawful methods in pursuing their cause.