In its most recent meeting (September 30th), the Ohio State Racing Commission disclosed that through September 29th of this year, 35 horses – 28 Thoroughbred, 7 Standardbred – have died racing or training on Ohio tracks. (And there was no Thoroughbred racing the first 3 1/2 months of the year.) Five of those kills came in a recent five-day period at Belterra. The minutes go on to say that “[Executive Director] Crawford and Chairman Schmitz expressed concern about this development.” This is Ohio horseracing.
In what other “sport” are 35 of their “athletes” killed in less than 6 months?…in just one state?…and there’s merely “concern” expressed? And how is this barbaric industry still carrying on in a so-called civilized nation? Not for long.
Once again, to the racing supporters…regarding horseracing, what is there in this gambling industry that benefits the HORSE?
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Horse racing. Yet another animal cruelty that way too many people find entertaining!
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