Big Purses Mean Dead Horses

(HORSE RACING) NEW YORK — The most disgusting thing about horse racing is that it has become more about greed than the horses. When the winning purses become more than twice the value of the race horse, trainers will do whatever it takes to make sure their horse can race. That includes doping them up, ignoring injuries, and making them run themselves into the ground. Read this NY Times article about how a race track in New York has allowed more than twice the national average of horses to be euthanized on the track because a trainer ignored their welfare. — Global Animal

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