When a Racehorse Falls
Racehorses are ending up on dinner plates overseas as the gruesome trade in horse flesh booms.Of all the thoroughbreds born last year, only about two-thirds will ever make it to the racetrack.Of those, most suffer injuries or do not run fast enough and only about 1 to 3 per cent make it to top events....the most desired horse meat comes from younger animals in good condition and with quality muscle,- young thoroughbreds being killed for human consumption.A 'kill horse' is treated with disturbing cruelty, with high levels of violence and aggression, and with apathy and indifference even from those who would normally protect and advocate for the animal’s well-being. .The finger must be pointed firmly at the racing industry, which has a very high attrition rate of fine quality, well-muscled horses still in their prime, often with no road open to them except to a horsemeat abattoir.
We demand alternatives to this horrible treatment of the horses that make your lifetyle and paycheck possible.
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