Triple Crown: The Ugly Truth about Horse Racing

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Triple Crown: The Ugly Truth about Horse Racing
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The Triple Crown

Today is Kentucky Derby Day in the USA but what about the horses? 

Horse Racing is cruel to the horses!

PETA Accuses Two Trainers of Cruelty to Horses

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/sports/peta-accuses-two-trainers-of-c...

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The Ugly Truth About Horse Racing

An exposé by PETA, published in The New York Times, shows a side of the sport that the industry has tried hard to shield from public view. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/03/the-ugly-truth...

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7 facts about horse racing that will change how you feel about the Melbourne Cup forever

https://www.horseracingkills.com/2016/10/27/7-practices-horse-racing-wil...

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The Hidden Cruelty Behind the Glamour of the Horse Racing Industry

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/the-hidden-cruelty-behind...

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If I love animals, how can I love horse racing? It requires denial ...

With the Belmont Stakes approaching, I’m asked about one of my passions. But steps are being made to improve conditions for horses

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/jun/03/if-i-love-animals-how...

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When I lived in Dresden, ON, I (sort of) worked at a race track.  I didn't work FOR the race track, but I worked in a food truck on the other side of the fence -- serving jockeys and trainers and owners and others from the barns.  This was "harness" racing, where the jockey rides in a sulky or "bike" behind the horse, but I'm sure a lot of the same stuff went on.  It's probably not good for any animal when humans decide to bet money on that animal.  As soon as there's money to be had or lost, the animal's welfare is sure to come last. 

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