Your view: Race horses abused, mistreated

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Once I was a fan of horse racing, until discovering how these magnificent horses are treated by their owners, trainers and jockeys, whipping them to run faster.

And when they don’t win, they are sent to slaughter. This violent, heart-breaking abuse – the murder — is all hidden from the public eye. These beautiful victims – in pain and terror, before, after racing and at times during – often collapse and die.

According to Horseracing Wrongs, 2,000 horses die every year in the U.S horse racing industry. This figure does not represent the horses that did not make the grade because they were not fast enough or got injured as the majority are just very young – the rough equivalent of a kindergartner, their bones are not fully developed.

Those which are no longer viewed as profitable are sold like junk in the back of the tracks by the folks who are supposed to care for them but abandon them instead.

Annually, more than 15,000 discarded race horses are trucked to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico to be brutally slaughtered for meat.

For more information go to horseracingwrongs.com.

Silvie Pomicter

Voice of the Animals

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