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I Think Horse Racing Is Animal Abuse

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    So Mean

    Let's take this horse, whip him to make him run fast in numerous races, and then when he's worn out and damaged from being pushed too hard, we'll put him down and send him to the glue factory. THAT IS JUST WRONG.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Eight Belles

    I wrote this on May 3, 2008 (as a Myspace Blog): Today was a desolate day for all lovers of animals and defenders of animal rights.  Eight Belles, a 3-year old filly, was sadly euthanized on the track only minutes after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby.  This...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 13 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Using Animals For Entertainment!

    i think using animals for entertainment is wrong when its against their will.....
    multimia multimia 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2008

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    Why Do People Gamble On Races, When Horses Are Gambling With Their Lives?

    We have an annual horse race in the UK called the Grand National. It's a very harsh course with some high fences and torturous water jumps. many horses have lost their lives over the years it has been run. I'm ashamed to say that in my younger days I used to place a bit of money...
    Theresmoretolife Theresmoretolife 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Majesty Broken

    Race Horses are beautiful creatures, I adore them. So graceful, but pushed beyond their means. Horse racing and other forms of entertainment with animals is abuse. The gambling and fashion industries can make money from humans in other ways, thank you.  
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    I wish i had my own horse growing up as a kid 🐴 i love horses
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    jacob7777777 jacob7777777 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Animals, I love them! They love and depend on you to love and treat them right. Please, never ever abuse an animal and if see this being done, please report it! We r their voice.
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