Monday, 16 April 2012

More Dead Horses...................

The deaths of two horses at Saturday's Grand Nation once again highlight the amount of suffering the horses have to endure.

"Sprawled on the ground, limbs tangled, necks wrenched at agonising angles, the photographs of the fallen horses at Saturday’s Grand National were painful even to look at. Yet millions take pleasure in this cruel spectacle." Emma Milne, the Mail online

If this isn't shocking enough the situation in the U.S. is even worst on average, 24 horses die each week at racetracks across America.

In one 13-day stretch of racing in 2010 at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino in New Mexico, nine horses died racing, five were hauled away in ambulances and two jockeys were hospitalised, one in critical condition. 

“It’s hard to justify how many horses we go through,” said Dr. Rick Arthur, the equine medical director for the California Racing Board. “In humans you never see someone snap their leg off running in the Olympics. But you see it in horse racing.”

Yet it's not only the horses that suffer in this "sport"................

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