""Trainers and vets make the decisions, and the horse cannot say no," he told the panel. "England, France, all of Europe, Japan, South Africa, Dubai, Australia: All of the major racing jurisdictions have banned the use of drugs still commonplace in America. England, for instance, banned steroids in racing over 30 years ago."" This is a quote from the NY Daily News article regarding the horse racing industry.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Does Anybody Realize What ..............
Is really going on here? I know we are all ranting over the latest happenings in the horse industry and I have to totally agree with my good friend Mrs.Mom , who recently made an excellent post entitled Issues about the gamete of wrong in the entire horse industry, not only the the Thoroughbred Industry and I must agree with her. I know most of us have posted about the tragedy of Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby and I did as well, and I know I went out and commented on a few, including in my comment the fact that we're the only country that is allowed to drug these horses and I must admit I thought I'd get more feedback on that. So I'm asking you all. What's your opinion about this? Is it ethical in any aspect of the horse industry to go ahead and drug your horse so he can perform for you and to what extent? I'm talking steroids, pain killers, etc.. What do you think? And does it need to change and how can we change it? I'm looking for opinions.
Posted by Callie at 5:59 AM