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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodeobull View Post
    That's a good article hopefully it goes further and whipping will be banned.
    Horseracing is big business - it will never be banned.

    I am in two minds about it. While i know there still exist some somewhat cruel practices, the horses are incredibly well cared for overall. The trainers know these days that it's in their best interest to look after these animals and are usually very concerned for their welfare. Any sign of being overworked and they spell them for an apprpriate period of time.

    I don't like whips, because they frighten horses. Race day is stressful for them, but it is only a small part of their lives really - its mostly training and getting pampered.

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    I really hate jumps racing, very very cruel


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    Horseracing is big business - it will never be banned.
    The whipping will That's what she meant, not the racing itself.

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    Yeah i feel sorry for the horses too. Weather they live a privleged life/well cared for makes no difference to me. My greyhound dog has a very pampered life too, but he doesn't get whipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    The whipping will That's what she meant, not the racing itself.
    Oh yeah but as long as horse racing is big business they will allow whips. I believe it frightens them more than hurts them... But they did ban spurs, as they were indeed deemed a cruel practice intended to hurt.

    My family has owned thoroughbreds who became bored when not competing for long periods of time. They love to compete and get so excited by it.

    Besides, seemingly many humans love to be whipped! We are much smaller than horses!

    But no seriously, I don't like it but don't necessarily think its damaging to the horses.

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    Default Horse racing

    Food for thought- If a child was well cared for, loved and treated well, except every now and then they were whipped, frightened and stressed, would that be ok? Of course not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Food for thought- If a child was well cared for, loved and treated well, except every now and then they were whipped, frightened and stressed, would that be ok? Of course not.
    You cant compare a child with an animal/pet. Its considered fine to leave a dog outside or livestock outside, but you never would with a child. Its not something you can compare at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    You cant compare a child with an animal/pet. Its considered fine to leave a dog outside or livestock outside, but you never would with a child. Its not something you can compare at all.
    Ok, replace child with dog. Or cat.

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    I hate the industry.

    And Atropos - of course not. I don't even like children playing with my rabbit as it stresses her out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Ok, replace child with dog. Or cat.
    Or cow or sheep or pig or chicken? Most livestock in this country is treated a lot worse than racehorses but yet we still eat meat and wear leather


 

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