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PETA Wants Eight Belles Jockey Suspended After Filly's Death

Animals  (tags: horses, jocket, Peta, animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, environment, protection )

- 3698 days ago -
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is seeking the suspension of Eight Belles' jockey after the filly had to be euthanized following her second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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Past Member (0)
Monday May 5, 2008, 12:25 pm
This is so sad how people treat our animals..noted

Hanna U (53)
Monday May 5, 2008, 12:44 pm
This is such crap! I can't believe that PITA would stoop so low. I mean, come on!!! There are a lot of bigger, badder issues out there besides this. I mean, heck, just look up! Um, Chemtrails anyone?! Now, there's a real problem. Or how about watching the news? THat's a real problem as the news is just one lie after another to keep you blindly following this kind of crap. Our country is falling apart and they're trying to raise an issue of animal cruelty where there isn't any!? Does this really make the front pages!? 9/11 was a hoax perpetuated by our own government; we've got people dying in Iraq for no good reason (other than to line the pockets of the elite); we've got another war on the way in Iran - and this is the topic PITA chooses to harp on?

Let me tell you all something; I've met alot of horse racers. Jockeys, trainers, and the owners all love those horses like they do their children - sometimes more. They would NOT knowingly have run that horse if they knew it was hurt - if it had been hurt in the race, then they would have stopped it. They love these animals! Have you ever been to Kentucky and seen the stables for these horses? They have better accommodations then most people I know.

What is this nation coming to!? I'm disgusted and tired of it all. That's ok, just go ahead and be a part of the problem instead of part of the solution. Hide your head in the sand from all of the REAL issues like a good little american. After all, That's what we're best at here in the US of A!


Susan Hall-Amado (61)
Monday May 5, 2008, 1:47 pm
Such inexcusable behavior. So much cruelty in this world.

Goddess Lozz (213)
Monday May 5, 2008, 3:38 pm
I've always hated horse racing, it's so cruel and selfish when they put it down just because it can't run any more when it's injured.
Thanks Cher.

Pam F (221)
Tuesday May 6, 2008, 12:54 am
We can only hope that one day sanity will prevail,and all these loathesome industries which exploit and abuse animals for "sport" or "entertainment" for mindless, heartless morons will be as reviled as bear-baiting,fox-hunting,and public executions and floggings - which in their time were all a traditional and accepted part of life.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 6, 2008, 2:32 am
Thank you Cher! Action taken and forwarded.
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