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Juvenile Racehorses Forced to Run in Deadly Speed Tests


Animals  (tags: Young Horses, tortured, suffering, sadness, endangered, death, humans, abused, abuse, wildlife, society, protection, law, animals, animalrights, AnimalWelfare )

Elizabeth
- 1169 days ago - secure.peta.org
At an under tack show in May 2011, a young female horse suffered a gruesome breakdown on a sloppy race track. Witnesses described the breaking of her cannon bone as sounding like a "rifle shot." In slow motion, you can see bone fragments explode out...



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Maria A. (12)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 8:21 am
This is so wrong. Thank you for the article. I couldn't watch the video. I love horses. Signed and noted.
 

Chris R. (70)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 1:03 pm
Done, thanks Elizabeth!~
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 1:46 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Alison A. (239)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 3:21 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Constance F. (430)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 10:01 pm
Thank you for posting. email sent.
 

Simone D. (1485)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 3:09 am

Thank you Elizabeth! Have signed
 

Katja S. (18)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 2:54 pm
That is absolutely awful. I can't believe that is allowed to continue when it can cause such horrible injuries and suffering.
Thanks for posting, will sign and forward on.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 3:11 pm
signed and noted, thanks Elizabeth
 

Sarah G. (110)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 3:25 pm
Thanks for posting. These babies are far too young to even be under saddle.
 

paula barrett (0)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 3:27 pm
horrid-hope I live to see racing banned! Thanks for sharing
 

Deb W. (7)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 7:02 pm
Signed. Couldn't watch the video.Breaks my heart.
 

Jewel Vercoe Rainbow (2)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 7:02 pm
I worked with racehorses for 14 years in Australia and New Zealand, as a strapper and trackrider for world-famous trainers like Melbourne Cup 'King' Bart Cummings, Colin Hayes (a true gentleman of the turf, my favourite former employer and trainer of the champion stallion Zabeel who I rode as a 2yo), Gai Waterhouse's father TJ Smith who won the Sydney Trainers Premiership more than 30 times and Henry Davis, whose stable patron Sydney bookmaker Mark Read set the then Australia record for the most winnings collected on one horse - Getting Closer - in a well-organised secret plunge that extended as far afield as betting shops in Darwin. I was responsible for two of the horses involved in the late CS Hayes' world record-setting feat of training the most winners in one day of racing; I also wrote Animal Liberation New South Wales' submission on the humane treatment of racehorses - with particular focus on the over-racing of immature young horses (2yos). IT IS MY OPINION THAT HORSERACING ON UNSAFE, SHIFTING OR UNMAINTAINED TRACKS SHOULD BE BANNED - THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR SUBJECTING HORSES TO CONDITIONS WHERE THEY ARE LIKELY TO FACE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH (THIS INCLUDES JUMPS RACING). Although I support the work of AnimalsAustralia.org in improving appalling welfare conditions for live export animals, I do not oppose safe racing over the flat on well-maintained tracks. In my experience most racehorses are well cared for and many enjoy racing.
 

VinnieSick m. (326)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 8:21 pm
Noted and Signed. Also Signed Petition on another Group I belong to.
 

Valerie H. (135)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 9:23 pm
Thank you....signed.
 

Danuta Watola (1210)
Friday September 16, 2011, 12:33 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday September 16, 2011, 7:04 am
Signed and noted, thank you!
 
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