“The system has failed.” So says a recent op-ed on slaughter in the Thoroughbred Daily News. Let’s start with this: The writer, Nicole Forbes, is unabashedly pro-racing. But while I abhor much of the tone (sappy) and her patent passion for this vile business, that support (of racing) makes this latest debunking of industry “aftercare” all the more impactful. I’ll let you read the entire piece, but here’s the takeaway:
“To be frank, it might be too late. I’m honestly not sure if we can act fast enough on an industry-wide solution to eliminate this crisis. And crisis it is – no matter how neatly swept the room may seem, there’s a mortuary under the rug.”
A mortuary, indeed.