They Shoot Horses
“What do we think about horse racing?” Spence says.
“It can be pretty exciting, right?” says Admin.
“But did you read the recent New York Times investigation piece, which unfortunately I can’t seem to link to?”
“I did not.”
“There seems to be widespread exploitation of the horses – and jockeys, too,” Spence says. “Here’s a quote: ‘A computer analysis of data from more than 150,000 races, along with injury reports, drug test results and interviews, shows an industry still mired in a culture of drugs and lax regulation and a fatal breakdown rate that remains far worse than in most of the world.’ The horses are often pumped up with performance-enhancing drugs and also pain-maskers – which seems especially horrible in my opinion. More than 3000 horses a year are put down because of racing injuries, often right there at the track. Some states are worse than others – the Times’ reporting from New Mexico was particularly damning.”
“So,” says Admin, “we’re dealing here with human greed?”
Hat tip: Lily.
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