Re: Racing economics (547 Views)
Posted by: Rich Curtis
Date: June 30, 2019 01:58PM
"If the horse is hurt, don’t race him. If you can’t afford to keep him in the barn, sell him. If the horse can’t race without them, retire him."
This will either help or not help.
If it does not help, the sport will be banned.
If it does help, the sport deserved to be banned years ago.
What we are on here is a slow-motion, metaphorical and literal death march. The logic doesn't add up. The rhetoric doesn't add up. The numbers don't add up. The entire sport is guilty as hell, and I am one more JohnnyM post away from joining PETA myself.
Long-term, the only way I can see out of this Devil's math is to find a way to broaden the discussion of animals until the entire society has been shamed to the core and is sitting next to horse racing in the dock. Then horse racing will look anodyne by comparison. Then it might get a second chance, which, of course, it will fu## up.