Horses, dogs and other animals that are breed and trained for competitive racing, can experience pain and suffering throughout their lives. Breeders often surrender or kill greyhounds that under perform, as they are not profitable. Horses can be made to race at very young ages where they are whipped and pushed to exhaustion, often leading to internal bleeding of the lungs. If horses fracture or break a bone, they are usually killed by shotgun. And if they are too slow and not profitable, they are sold, with many going to knackeries to be killed by shotgun, much earlier than their natural life span of 25-30 years.
Learn more about the mistreatment of racehorses at this Animals Australia page, which includes the below 8 minute video ‘Wastage’ by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
Animal racing is not required by humans. By attending races or betting on animal racing, we support racing industries and the continuation of unnecessary animal cruelty.
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