Barbaro died 10 years ago today. Barbaro's public breakdown, numerous treatments and eventual death should have galvanized horse racing to deal with its equine athletes in a more ethical and compassionate manner. What's changed? Nothing. As a matter of fact, racehorse breakdowns and deaths are arguably worse. Cheating and drugging, fueled by greed and ego,… Continue reading Barbaro died 10 years ago today. What’s changed?
Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO JULY 11, 2016 Sunday . . . • Oh If I Catch You, Albuquerque, “bled, vanned off” • Running Fauzett, Albuquerque, “bled, vanned off” • Diamond Street, Belmont, “reported after the race to have bled” • Templer Glory, Gulfstream, “vanned off” • Gentlmens Agrement, Gulfstream, “vanned off”… Continue reading 14 Racehorses “Vanned Off” in New Mexico Over Past Three Days
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reported the deaths of four wild horses connected with the roundup and removal in the Conger/Frisco Herd Management Areas of Utah: July 1: A 2-year old stud died instantly after hitting a panel sustaining and acute neck injury while entering the trap site. July 2: A 3-year old bay… Continue reading BLM responsible for the death of four wild horses in Utah roundup
CROSS-POSTED FROM HORSERACINGWRONGS.COM by Patrick Buttuello Please be sure to watch the video linked to at the end of this post. Ellerslie Racecourse (New Zealand) ran four "jumps" races Monday. One horse was killed in three of the four. Yes, that's three dead animals in four races: 5-year-old Tu Meta Peta in the 1st, 6-year-old… Continue reading Three horses “jump” to their deaths within two hours of one another
"How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?" That question is the title of an Op-Ed written by Leah Smith, a senior at the Park School of Baltimore. In her closing paragraph she states: I don't have a moral objection to horse racing, or to using animals to make money. But most… Continue reading How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?
I love this quote by Patrick Battuello of Horse Racing Wrongs. It comes from this article. I have punctuated it a bit differently. "You can love horse racing. You can love horses. But you can't love them both." Now for the article. Cross-posted from HorseRacingWrongs.com WRITTEN BY PATRICK BATTUELLO Horseracing kills horses - every… Continue reading Horseracing: The Lies They Spew