Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Thoroughbreds Put Down After Track Injuries

Boxing is dangerous and should be banned. That's what we've been told for years by do-gooders. I don't recall any pugilists euthanized in the ring because of injuries, though. What about this from the disAssociated Press:

"...thoroughbred racetracks in the U.S. reported more than three horse deaths a day last year and 5,000 since 2003, and the vast majority were put down after suffering devastating injuries on the track."

Photo: Eight Belles injured and euthanized on the track May 3, 2008.

On Saturday last, in the 1st race at Churchill Downs, a jockey was injured and his horse was euthanized ... or was the horse injured and jockey euthanized? A second horse was put down in the 4th race, too. Anyway, that's alot of horses being put down and alot of horse steaks going to waste in a food deficient world.

Thoroughbred horse racing is in dire need of reform. Yes, they are only horses, but still, without being anthropomorphic and maudlin, these animals need some protection from a very greedy sport from which the horses get little more than a pat on the neck and a lump of sugar while the owners who get lucky also get very rich.



The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

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