There is a reason why 90% of racing’s kills are reported as “broke down,” as opposed to “humanely euthanized” or some form thereof: The latter is so jarring, so definitive, so final – dead. Still, that phrase – “humanely euthanized” – is its own kind of deception, obscenity even: The racers, because horses are patently nonconsenting participants, force an animal into an act that causes him to break – and suffer – and then claim the high ground by giving said animal a “humane,” merciful death. How twisted and so very sordid.
As Parx is one of a small handful of tracks to disclose definitiveness, we can report the humane euthanasia of 3-year-old Manda Moo in yesterday’s 8th race – jockey Maria Remedio, trainer Patricia Farro, owner Andrew Sulley, and breeder Robert LaPenta.
Sad to hear of the passing of Manda Moo. :(
I know this may not be the place for this but Patrick, I couldn’t find an email address where I could send it.
Next Tragic Breakdown in the Making:
Honour The Deputy
7 year old gelding, 39 races
Has gone from Graded Stakes to $2.5k Claimers
Last 2 races only 1 week apart
Next stop for this poor horse, the feed-lot or euthanasia
Can’t we do something?
Reblogged this on Comedyflyer's Blog and commented:
Horse do not need to suffer for our entertainment or as our personal money makers…
Why do horses have to suffer for our entertainment or as our personal money makers. Changes need to made by the upper- management of the race tracks…there should be rules about going to slaughter…at least 3 months given to the horses to find them new homes…trainers & owners should be fined for not abiding by the rules…use the money to help re home horses….not a fan of race tracks anymore…….I have 5 thoroughbreds here & can not afford to do any more…my heart aches for all the lost thoroughbreds. Such giving creatures…on every level.
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