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Barbaro Died 10 Years Ago Today. WhatâEUR(TM)s Changed?

Offbeat  (tags: barbaro, sadness, tragedy, racehorse, breakdown, memories, horse welfare )

- 808 days ago -
BarbaroâEUR(TM)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. WhatâEUR(TM)s changed? Nothing.


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Animae C (508)
Sunday February 5, 2017, 5:37 am
BAN all racing/exploitation of animals!

Freya H (345)
Sunday February 5, 2017, 6:36 am
I have heard, or read, that running 3-year-old horses in high stakes races like the Triple Crown series is like having teenagers play in the Super Bowl. A 3-year-old horse is not fully grown. Maybe if horses were not raced competitively until they were older, there would be fewer tragedies like Barbara, Eight Belles, Ruffian, et cetera. Yes, maybe we do need to ban horse racing; but the sport has too many fans to make that likely in the foreseeable future. Maybe we can reach a compromise.
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