If you pay close attention to what's happening at a horse race, it's easy to see what a cruel sport it is. Some even call it a "blood sport". Horses are subjected to a multitude of abusive practices that are nothing short of inhumane.
Racehorses are considered a commodity and are "discarded" when they age out (commonly at 4-5 years old) or are severely injured and can no longer perform. PETA reports that "an estimated "unprofitable" or simply unwanted 10,000 Thoroughbreds from the U.S. are trucked to Canada or Mexico for slaughter each year". Others are dumped at farm animal auctions where their fate is uncertain.
Thanks to PETA, there have been many groundbreaking investigations that link the horseracing industry to horse meat consumption. In June of this year, New York passed a bill prohibiting the slaughter of horses who have been bred to race. You can read more about this milestone here.
Here is an article that will inform you more about the horseracing industry and how you can help end this cruel sport: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/…/the-hidden-cruelty-behin…/…
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