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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06-11-2012 13:08 #11
06-11-2012 13:14 #12
Re: Horse racing
I really hate jumps racing, very very cruel
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06-11-2012 13:19 #14Senior Member
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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.
06-11-2012 13:30 #15
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.
06-11-2012 14:12 #16
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.
06-11-2012 14:15 #17
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06-11-2012 14:25 #19
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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