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El Gran Senor

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Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 13:03 pm

The previous thread raised some interesting issues about what should happen to our racehorses after their careers in Racing/Breeding are finished. One suggestion made was that a levy should be put on every horse sold which would be ultimately used to contribute to the horse's retirement costs. Another suggested that when the horse has no further commercial use then it should be humanely destroyed. The reality is I believe, that this latter view is very common throughout the industry and despite the protestations of many involved who promulgate welfare as being our number one priority. I think this is just a PR stunt designed to mislead and placate the public. My own solution is a worldwide mandatory cap on the production of thoroughbreds. This would have to be a substantial cap to avoid the current common practice of premature destruction of healthy animals. Reply
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