After reading an article today on the BBC 'According to Pete', one of the horses, was put down at the scene as the horse fell at one gate breaking it's leg. It also seems there was another horse that died in the race.
My question is this: Is it right to race horses?
I am not exactly an animal lover, I have two cats and they are part of the family. Perhaps it was just the realisation that horses do die in races, whatever it is, I don't really like it. I realise removing obstacles will make it boring perhaps but is the thrill not about who is going to win or who is the fastest?
But then I would ask, what is wrong with dog fighting? Humans have boxing as a sport? We race dogs and horses which carries a risk of death? I am not in agreement with dog fighting, far from it. But for me, it begs the question.
I am also not a better. I don't bet on the lottery, horses, dogs or anything. The odds are rubbish
Gambling on animals is for lamers