*Please note, this is sarcasm.
“The race that stops the nation.”
Now that I reside in Melbourne, I, like every other Victorian, had the day off due to today’s big race. So, while I spent most of my day reading books and writing my essay, I was also drawn to the horror that is the reality of horse racing.
While the majority of Australia was sipping down beers and champagne and cheering on those poor animals that were forced to race, I was watching this video. (That being said, there were 2 deaths in the official Melbourne Cup today which has been brought to the general public’s attention – and yes, what a tragedy that these 2 died – however, what about all the other horses that we are oblivious to who get killed if they aren’t good enough to race??)
Please watch this video and then consider where your money went today if you did in fact bet on a horse or had any sort of part in continuing this horrible tradition. I’m not even a big horse fan (for personal reasons) but this video still really breaks my heart.
Warning: This is rather graphic, and also completely upsetting. But please sit through it (even if you just listen and not watch), as it’s a really good message to open our eyes to what we’d rather avoid for our own selfish reasons.
Ironically, the link http://www.horseracingkills.com is “forbidden”. I don’t know if it’s just my computer or if there are people out there that are trying to stop this message getting out. If there are people banning this information – FUCK YOU.
Either way… there’s plenty more avenues to inform people of this reality. This site hasn’t been updated from last year but that doesn’t change what’s been going on for years, and will continue if nothing is done about it http://www.horseracingkills.org/1.htm