Should horse racing be banned?

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Horse racing should be banned because it is awful and it's cruel to animals. Horses that win Melbourne Cups and other major races are treated really well but have you thought about the thousands of other horses who aren't that good? They are treated like garbage and it gets worse when the horses retire. Every year roughly 9000 horses are sent to abattoirs to be slaughtered and turned into pet food, this is unacceptable!

Horse racing is also very dangerous for the horses. Every year thousands of horses have to be put down because they have suffered injuries like broken legs from horse racing. In 2019 approximately 493 thoroughbreds were euthanized from horrific injuries sustained from horse racing.

It is an awful sport that promotes animal cruelty and gambling it must stop