Apr 6, 2013 -- 7:44AM, OliasOfSunhillow wrote:
Is it right that we use defencless stupid low intelligence animals for our own enjoyment and amusement ?
Well, we have Premiership football...
Apr 6, 2013 -- 8:15AM, Mr Holmes wrote:
wHO REALLY CARES HOW MANY HORSES DIE ? You may be shocked for a couple of hours after the race if a few die, but you wont be mourning them next fookin week, where as you might a family member or good friend. Horses are dying everyday, humans too if you hadn't noticed. Working dogs die, cattle die, bees are dying, Fish are dying.What seems to be growing is Iriot People who want life to be surrounded with Health and safety procedures and no accidents or risks involved.
How often do you attend the dog fighting rings saying "sure they are only dogs, its all good"
Apr 6, 2013 -- 7:12AM, Jezebel wrote:
Harsh but true fact: there are far, far worse fates for a horse (or any animal) than a comparatively quick death of which it has no fear or foreboding, particularly when it happens with the adrenaline flowing during participation of the activity for which it was bred, trained and brought to peak fitness, and when the final minutes take place under experienced veterinary supervision where needed. That doesn't mean it isn't sad or that the horse won't be mourned by those close to him. Unfortunately however humans have a tendency to fear death above all else so often find that a difficult concept to grasp.Unlike the vast majority of horses in this country nowadays, racehorses are working animals not pets. They are (in the main, notwithstanding the few undesirable but inevitable bad apples that unfortunately crop up in every situation) cared for, respected and even loved but it tends to be an unsentimental love. No-one in racing wants to lose a horse in these circumstances and the whole industry works together to minimise risk, but risk nevertheless remains as it does in any high-speed, high-impact sport - indeed, as it does in every walk of life.
superb post but why would a owner put his horse in a race that his animal has a statistically better chance of dying than any other, if its for the money then i'm sick of all this "we care about the horses" nonsense