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Anonymous
6 years ago

Horses begin training or are already racing when their skeletal systems are still growing and are unprepared to handle the pressures of competition racing on a hard track at high speeds. One study on injuries at racetracks concluded that one horse in every 22 races suffered an injury that prevented him or her from finishing a race, while another estimated that 3 thoroughbreds die every day in North America because of catastrophic injuries during races.

Strained tendons or hairline fractures can be tough for veterinarians to diagnose, and the damage may go from minor to irreversible at the next race or workout. Horses do not handle surgery well, and many are euthanized or sold at auction to save the owners further veterinary fees and other expenses for horses who can’t race again.

Trainers and veterinarians keep injured horses racing when they should be recovering by giving them a variety of legal drugs to mask pain and control inflammation. This leads to breakdowns because horses are able to run when, without the drugs, the pain would otherwise prevent them from trying.

Illegal drugs are also widely used. "There are trainers pumping horses full of illegal drugs every day," says a former Churchill Downs public relations director. "With so much money on the line, people will do anything to make their horses run faster." One trainer was suspended for using a drug similar to Ecstasy in five horses, and another has been kicked off racetracks for using clenbuterol and, in one case, for having the leg of a euthanized horse cut off "for research." A New York veterinarian and a trainer faced felony charges when the body of a missing racehorse turned up at a farm and authorities determined that her death had been caused by the injection of a "performance-enhancing drug."

When they stop winning races or become injured, few racehorses are retired to pastures, because owners don't want to pay for a horse who doesn't bring in any money. Many end up in slaughterhouses in Canada, Mexico, or Japan, where they are turned into dog food and glue. Their flesh is also exported to countries such as France and Japan, where it is considered a delicacy.

Most horses who are sent to those facilities endure days of transport in cramped trailers where there is no access to water or food and injuries are common. Horses are subject to the same slaughter method as cows, but since horses are generally not accustomed to being herded, once together, they tend to thrash about in order to avoid being shot by the captive-bolt gun, which is supposed to render them unconscious before their throats are cut.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Record Number of British Racehorses Being Slaughtered for Meat Exports
Animals (tags: suffering, horses, pets, slaughter, animals )

Jill
- 2 minutes ago - guardian.co.uk
New figures released by the government show that last year 7,933 horses were slaughtered for meat in England, Scotland and Wales, representing a 50% increase on the average number slaughtered in previous years.

Anonymous
6 years ago

End Dangerous Jumps Racing in Australia ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, suffering, protection )
Cher - 8 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Jumps racing is banned in many parts of Australia, but is still practiced in Victoria and South Australia.
Anonymous
6 years ago

Ex-Racehorses Left to Starve By Industry-Backed Charity
Animals  (tags: racehorses, horse racing, retired racehorses, thoroughbreds, abuse, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, AnimalWelfare, sadness )
Roseann - 9 hours ago - nytimes.com
One of the largest private organizations in the world dedicated to caring for former racehorses has been so slow or delinquent in paying for the upkeep of the more than 1,000 horses under its care that scores have wound up starved and neglected, some fata
6 years ago

thanks

6 years ago

you know we man kind are a disgrace to the animals of all kind

Anonymous
6 years ago

Who Will Save the Race Horses?
Animals  (tags: horse, horse racing, horse slaughter, New York Times )
R T - 9 hours ago - rtfitch.wordpress.com
When it comes to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the New York Times, reporter Joe Drape and the thorny problem of old race horses going off to be butchered in a slaughterhouse, there has been a lot of finger pointing of late. I'm not sure any...
6 years ago

Noted and signed. Thank you Maria.

Anonymous
6 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Another Horse Dies ! Ban Jump Racing in Victoria Australia ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: government, victoria, australia, jump racing, horses death, suffering, cruelty, outrage, ban )
Simone - 2 hours ago - rspcavic.org
On Monday 4 April, we're unfortunately witnesses to a death that shouldn't have occurred. Casa Boy fell just a third of the way through the race and was euthanaised on the track at Warrnambool. Casa Boy was already having difficulty during trials, and
Anonymous
Horse Racing
6 years ago

All petitions signed, news commented.

6 years ago

Noted and forwarded. Thank you Maria.

Anonymous
6 years ago

POLL - PLEASE VOTE! Another Horse Killed , Vote to BAN!
Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, suffering, sadness, cruelty, death )
Pam - 3 hours ago - adelaidenow.com.au
Greens call for SA jumps racing ban after seven-year-old Hammerblow was put down after falling during a hurdle trial at Morphettville racecourse yesterday.
Anonymous
5 years ago

A Petition to Ban Horse Racing ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, death, protection, suffering )
Cher Away - 1 hour ago - ipetitions.com
sign this petition to help Ban Horse Racing, especially the Grand National, as it is a cruel inhumane sport that exploits and causes the death of too many horses every year!
Anonymous
5 years ago

Should the Chuckwagon Race Be Banned From the Calgary Stampede?
Animals  (tags: chuckwagon, calgery stampede, horses, killed, second horse death, animal welfare organistions, abuse )
Simone - 59 minutes ago - cbc.ca
News of the death of a second horse at this year's Calgary Stampede has re-ignited an old debate about the use of animals at entertainment events. Stampede spokesman Doug Fraser announced Friday that a horse had suffered a fractured leg during the
5 years ago

Interesting article - Thanks

Anonymous
5 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Help Us Ban Jump Racing ! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: autralian government, horrific cruelty jump racing, horses, injured, killed )
Simone - 40 minutes ago - horseracingkills.com
7 weeks after Racing Victoria announced that 2010 would be the last jumps racing season in Victoria, they have bowed to pressure from the jumps racing lobby and have continued the cruel jump racing throughout Victoria this year.
5 years ago

signed

Anonymous
5 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Protect Horses in Racing Industry! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: racehorses, drugs, trainers, drug banning, horse welfare )
Simone - 3 hours ago - secure.peta.org
The use of drugs in thoroughbred horses by the racing industry is widespread and deadly. Trainers and veterinarians frequently give horses legal drugs to mask the pain from stress or injury in order to keep them on the track when they should be resting.
5 years ago

All noted and signed. Thank you Maria.

Anonymous
horse racing
5 years ago

already signed

5 years ago

Signed

5 years ago

Noted and signed. Thank you Nyack.

4 years ago
Stop the murder of Horses in the Omak Stampede Suicide Race

Stop the murder of Horses in...

 

The horses in this so called race are forced to run beyond their limits on trecherous trailsHorses drown...
start date: Aug. 1
4 years ago

'World Famous Suicide Race' Viewed as Animal Cruelty to Humane Groups - National Pet Rescue | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: horses, races, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, cruelty, animals, sadness, suffering )
Dianne Ly- 11 hours ago - examiner.com

What do you think? Should the "World Famous Suicide Race" be canceled? Watch the video for additional information.


4 years ago

Signed.

4 years ago

Noted and signed. Thank you Monika.

4 years ago
Stop abusing horses during the palio of Siena and Legnano
Stop abusing horses during the...

 

Today, on August 16, will take place the indecent event  called "Palio", where horses are tortured...
start date: Aug. 16
4 years ago

Noted and already signed. Thank you Monika.

4 years ago

All noted and signed. Thanks Monika!

4 years ago

noted, signed. thank you.

4 years ago

Signed.

4 years ago

signed  Monika

 

 

4 years ago

Ban Violent Italian Horse Races ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, suffering, protection )
Cher- 57 minutes ago - forcechange.com
Ban two traditional Italian horse races due to the dangers posed to the horses

4 years ago

Petitions from 1 week ago signed

4 years ago

Noted and both signed. Thank you Monika.

4 years ago

both done. thank you, monika dear.

4 years ago
Stop the Ontario Government from causing thousands of race horses to die

Stop the Ontario Government...

 

An Excerpt: Regardless of the damage your decisions will do elsewhere, the true ‘innocents’...
start date: Sep. 17
4 years ago

Signed. Thank you Monika!

4 years ago

done. thank you, dear monika.

4 years ago
Senator Bob Casey: Stop the abuse of race horses in Pennsylvania.


http://www.change.org/petitions/senator-bob-casey-stop-the-abuse-of-race-horses-in-pennsylvania-2

4 years ago

signed. thank you, dear.

4 years ago

Secret Footage Shows Race Horses Being Shot
Animals  (tags: animals, race horses, murder, cruelty, animalrights, abuse )
Ray- 16 minutes ago - abc.net.au

Animal activists have secretly filmed horses being shot at a knackery, a fate shared by an estimated 10,000 racehorses around the country each year. The majority are used for pet food, and horse sales around the country are attended by meat buyers.
4 years ago

Pledge to Never Bet on Cruelty! | Sign the Pledge | For the Sake of Race Horses | Animals Australia Unleashed
Animals  (tags: horses, race horses, horse racing, cruel sports, animal exploitation, animal welfare, animal rights, animal advocates, pledge )
Sylvie- 6 hours ago - unleashed.org.au

Please sign the pledge "I pledge to help end the exploitation and suffering of horses bred for the racing industry. I will never attend or place a bet on a horse race, and will encourage my family and friends to do the same".
4 years ago

Signed.

4 years ago

all signed, except for the secret footage. i'll skip that one. thank you.

4 years ago

signed. thank you.

4 years ago

Signed.

4 years ago

Thanks signed the latest.

4 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Australian Racing Industry: Racehorses Aren't Pet Food -- Create An Owners Levy to Fund a Horse Welfare Plan.! P
Animals  (tags: racehorses, thoroughbred, killed, slaughtered, horse welfare laws )
Simone- 3 hours ago - change.org

The racing industry refers to these horses as "wastage". Each year, about 10,000 racehorses are shot and killed -- most of them bought by meat buyers and turned into pet food. This is what the footage we took during Melbourne Cup week exposed:
4 years ago

Noted, signed and sent Messages Current Monika :0 Special Thanx to all who have Contributed to this Thread :0

4 years ago

All done

4 years ago

signed. thank you!

4 years ago

Done

4 years ago

Horse-Racing's Dark Secret ! Take the Pledge to Never Bet on Cruelty ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, protection, suffering, environment )
Cher- 1 hour ago - unleashed.org.au

If you love horses, please pledge to never bet on cruelty
4 years ago

i love horses, and anyone who does bet on them is not a friend of mine. signed.

4 years ago

Signed.

4 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Stop the Slaughter! Young Racehorses Killed Every Year! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: racehorses, slaughtered, killed, australian horses, horse welfare )
Simone- 1 hour ago - animalsaustralia.org

As exposed on ABC's 7.30, few horses born into this industry will be lucky enough to see out their old age. For many, they will be killed if they are too slow, injured, or not profitable enough. Industry calls
4 years ago

Signed.

4 years ago

THANK YOU FOR THIS, MONIKA. SIGNED.

4 years ago

signed

4 years ago

Noted and signed current Monika : Thank-You Everyone : 8/12

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