Who's The Real Animal?

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Who’s the Real Animal? Imagine being two years old, forced to run as fast as you can; your legs are fractured but you can't tell because you're pumped full of illegal drugs and pain medicine that makes it unnoticeable. Imagine being eleven months pregnant and all you want to do is lay down but you're strapped to one spot furthermore your feet are hurting because you've spent the last six months standing on concrete. Imagine having your legs intentionally hurt with chemicals just so you can walk a different way. In reality, people believe this can never happen but it does every single day. Indeed, horses suffer through the endless pain of the practings of horseracing, PMU mare, and soring. In horseracing many horses are often raced as yearlings even though their skeletal systems are still growing and cannot handle the pressures of a track life. In the PMU industry, PMU mares are subjected to getting repeatedly impregnated for collection of their estrogen rich urine that menopausal women take. In soring, horses are left for days with chemicals left on their legs so they may walk with an exaggerated gait. All in all, horses suffer merciless abuse on account of entertainment. It leaves people to wonder...who’s the real animal? Horse racing is a multibillion-dollar industry that is only rich with drug abuse, injuries, and horses bound for slaughter. Horses are often raced as yearlings even though their skeletal systems are still growing and cannot handle the pressures of a track life which include racing around a hard track at speeds of 30 mph or more. One study on injuries at racetracks concluded that “one horse in every 22 races suffered an injury that prevented him or her from finishing a race, while another estimated that 3 thoro... ... middle of paper ... ...when will all this stop? Could it possibly be that humans are the animals at the tracks at the shows, and at the farms? Despite all the attention to all of these issues, they still continue. And there are always people who bet at races, who attend these shows that allow soring, who buy the drugs that come from PMU mares. Are the horses really the animals or are they the victims? Who’s the real animal? Works Cited Peta, . "Horse Racing." . Peta, 20 Mar 14. Web. 26 Mar 2014. Maryam, Louise. Do Horses Actually Love To Run?. Yahoo, 21 Mar 2012. Web. 27 Mar 2014. "Premarin Horses Fact Sheet." . The Horse Fund, January 2014. Web. 27 Mar 2014. Lambert, Kym. "Born to Die." . N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar 2014. "Soring Horses:Unethical Practice." . AVMA, 13 Sep 2013. Web. 28 Mar 2014. "Practice of Soring." . AVMA, 13 Sep 2013. Web. 28 Mar 2014.
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