Animal Cruelty and Horse Racing

The 21st century population lives by a notion of ‘if it doesn’t function as it should bin it’. This way of life doesn’t do much for humanity as people then begin to apply such viewpoints improperly. Marriages end up in divorce because either partner feels as the other has a flaw that can never be corrected. On a less, emotional basis if someone doesn’t like the streaming app they use they can quickly go onto their app store and download another. This ditch and dive mentality has given rise to capitalism and to animal cruelty in the horse racing world. This horse is interbred and born only for the sole purpose of being ridden and raced for the entertainment of others and the increasing of money for some. Horse racing is a dark sport that many are not aware of.

Animal Cruelty and Horse Racing

When the perfect breed of horse is born you would expect that they are given a time to develop into strong fully horses at least. This is certainly not the case. Many thoroughbred horses start racing when they are way too young. These animals start racin when they’re still babies. Imagine the stress and pressure on their underdeveloped bones as they are pounded and stressed with the high stakes on track. Not many know that these horses perish horribly on the racetrack very often. The deaths of the horses are usually a traumatic gruesome mess of tangled limbs, fractured bones and broken spines. Some race courses are even known for the level of danger associated with them. Aintree is a famous racecourse in Liverpool but is also known as one of the deadliest horse racing courses in the world. The infamous Becher’s Brook is known by experts and amateurs alike to be the world’s most dangerous jump and even though numerous fatalities have occurred because of the jump, authorities continue to refuse its removal. If the horses do not die in a horrific manner the horses are often on top board drugs. Legal and illegal, are abused to push the horses to ‘higher levels’. The drugs that are forced upon the horses are often to mask their pain and keep them going on and on when they should be resting or receiving treatment. We cents right before our eyes. Former race horses that supposedly ‘retire’ to ranch where they will be ridden by horse lovers on a casual basis usually go to the slaughterhouse. In the UK alone over 1,000 horses from the racing industry are killed to be turned into dog food or sold directly as horsemeat. If even animal rights bodies contest against horse racing why does it continue? The driving factor behind horse racing is betting and money. Without that aspect horse racing might as well be dead. We now see that our desire as human’s beings to always be in competition with another is leading to the ultimate destruction of the fauna that has taken us through the test of time.