Is Horse Racing Too Dangerous?

Critics Claim Softer Track Surfaces Would Prevent Many Animal Injuries

What are they going to do, make galloping on a horse illegal now?

I did not see the Derby, but told my wife after seeing the news reports that this event will illicit a lot of over reaction. Like on cue, I saw this story yesterday.

PETA wants Eight Belles jockey suspended after filly’s death

Folks, there is risk in everything we do. We cannot protect ourselves or animals from everything. Of course we do not want to needlessly put anyone or anything in harms way carelessly. But, horses have been racing since man found he could get up on the bare back and ride. What happened at the Derby on Saturday is tragic, stories like the two above are over reactions that feed off our emotions and take us in a direction I don’t think we really want to go in.

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~ by thedark2 on May 5, 2008.

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