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Thread: Kentucky Derby runner up is euthanized on the track after breaking ankles

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    I'm not going to fight about this. I didn't think your post about the Supreme Court made much sense, considering that we were talking about ethics & morals, not law, but there's no sense in squabbling. Obviously, our brains are quite dissimilar & I don't feel like beating mine against a brick wall today.
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    "evolving standards of decency"---

    morality is as much a societal construct as an individual one. Don't see what's so obtuse about that, but I don't see why you're arguing with me either. C'est la vie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    Gee, thanks for clarifying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    The owners/trainers/jockeys don't give a crap about the horse as a living creature, they care about how much money it will earn them. They are 'sad' because they lose a money spinner. Do you have any idea how many race horses that don't make the grade are turned into dog food every year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonjaLasagna View Post
    You got that right.
    However, I must admit to thoroughly enjoying the movie Sea Biscuit.
    .....starring Ann Coulter as Sea Biscuit.
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    Couldn't they have at least waited to get the horse off the track? I mean, was it really necessary to have it killed infront of everybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWasHere View Post
    Couldn't they have at least waited to get the horse off the track? I mean, was it really necessary to have it killed infront of everybody?
    It was. They did put up that curtain thing. She was in too much pain to wait.
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    Because she broke both front ankles she couldnt stand up, so they had to euthanize her on the spot. I asked my horse vet about her. He said he had never ever heard of a horse breaking both front legs in a situation like this. He wondered if there was an undetected hairline fracture prior to the race. Also, he said because she was a huge filly, that sometimes when they grow that fast that young (not full grown until 5) they develope lesions in the bone, which might have been a contributing issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    Fucking ridiculous. Who gives a shit whether the horses, trainer's, or fuck-all had "feelings" for the horse? Someone explain to me how it is moral or ethical to force animals into inherently dangerous activities for our entertainment.
    I agree with you.

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