Monday, June 4, 2012
The New York Times brought some well-needed attention yesterday to the cruelty and abuses of the horse racing industry, mainly the doping of race horses. However, their final summation (What's at Stake in the Belmont) was that the horse racing industry needs more oversight and reform. What those horses who are bred and trained to compete in horse racing need is not reform but freedom. This is an industry that makes a whole lot of money on the destruction and deaths of horses. Once again, the big picture has been overlooked. Animals are not ours to use and horse racing is strictly about the use and abuse of animals for personal interest and gain. The maltreatment of race horses will not end until horse racing itself ends.
For more information about the evils of horse racing, click here.