Last login: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The horseracing industry should be banned entirely. It is a disgusting, profligate business that never has its equine athletes' welfare at the forefront. The Alliance and Integrity Committee which was recently formed is nothing more than window dressing. Churchill Downs was the first track to pass all requirements with flying colors---3 days before the Derby!!! How ironic. How could it not, with millions at stake. Also, "watchdog" vets at the tracks are often pressured to "pass" a horse even though they may not really be 100%. It is not and never has been the "sport of kings." The only kings participating in this industry are the equines. Horses should not serve as gambling icons, ever! "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi
August 11, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.
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