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    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/0...pses-dies.html

    I read things like this and think hmmm.

    So what are your opinions? Do you like horse racing?
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    Tesco is behind this
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Do you like horse racing?
    No.
    I also don't like those pansies that ride horses out on roads and stuff.

    Their excuse is that they care for the animals: they be like 'yeah we ride them but we also feed them'. I be like: That's still pretty much fooking slavery, m8.

    #freethehorsies
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    I like riding

    horses
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    (Original post by Infamous*)
    Tesco is behind this
    wut

    (Original post by Davalla)
    No.
    I also don't like those pansies that ride horses out on roads and stuff.
    like...the police?
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    I like riding

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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    I like riding

    horses
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    OMFGGGGGGGGGGGGG I'm actually dying irl FFS :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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    That is me.
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    Generally if an animal is cruelly treated I disapprove.

    Also I didn't read anything other than the headline


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    OMFGGGGGGGGGGGGG I'm actually dying irl FFS :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
    eh..?
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    I wrote a dissertation on this back in sixth-form.

    Essentially, if you have a problem with the actual activity of people getting on a horse and racing it, you should have a problem with all forms of horse riding and use.

    The problems with horse racing, in my opinion, stem from the industry itself. Anyone who knows anything about horse racing will realise that the fundamental issues are not with the activity but everything else to do with it.

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    (Original post by Moonstruck16)
    I wrote a dissertation on this back in sixth-form.

    Essentially, if you have a problem with the actual activity of people getting on a horse and racing it, you should have a problem with all forms of horse riding and use.

    The problems with horse racing, in my opinion, stem from the industry itself. Anyone who knows anything about horse racing will realise that the fundamental issues are not with the activity but everything else to do with it.

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    everything else to do with it such as what?
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    I love horse racing.

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    I hate hate hate it. Especially the Grand National and the Lady's Day, it's horrendous.
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    Depends if I'm winning or not.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    I love horse racing.

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    What do you like about it?
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    everything else to do with it such as what?
    The fact that thoroughbred racehorses are bred to be fast and light. Which means lighter and weaker bones. The fact that flat race horses are far too young and haven't even finished growing by the time they start racing. Don't forget the inbreeding. The fact that many jump racing horses are taken to events, such as the grand national, when their jumping ability does not match the level of the course. The fact that very very few of the race horses bred make it to official races, and very few of them become good enough to actually keep. They are considered so disposable.

    There are a few reasons.

    The act of getting your horse and galloping it through a field with your mate is arguably not cruel. Accidents have and will happen. However add the other factors associated with horse racing and you have a different view.


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    Totally against it
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    The only people who should ride or own horses are those who do it for enjoyment from bonding and learning from your horse. Not how much money it makes or the adrenaline rush it gives you. If racing horse riders and owners loved their horses they wouldn't work them so young and hard they get physical deformaties or chuck them in a rescue when they're too old to win anything - by which time few people have the time/experience to retrain so they get pts.
 
 
 
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