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Posts tagged ‘racehorse’

28
Oct

Race Horses and Rescues

First I want to tell you that when it comes to rescuing animals, I am always first in line.  I currently have a cat that was rescued from the Humane Society on “kill day” and a dog that was rescued from a neglect situation.  The dog came to me with mange and pneumonia; which cost me a small fortune to fix.  And if you’ve been reading my blog up until now, you know I have rescued a mustang.When it comes to horse racing, I do not have problems with the idea of the sport itself.  Horses love to run and are supremely competitive.  I think my own mare was a race horse in another life, as she revels at the idea of leaving another horse in the dust.  That said, the horse racing industry has two very big problems; starting and running horses too young, resulting in permanent debilitating injuries and casting away horses that are no longer needed. Read more »