The Abuse of Living Like Kings

Recently I heard of the unfortunate tragic end of the life and career of Eight Belles. I was struck by the comments of several people interviewed about the event and I realized that I felt absolute outrage at some of these comments. First, I remember the reporter asking a gentleman about the race and the ethics of horse racing. He said that horses “love racing” and “she (Eight Belles) especially would have given her life to be able to race”. He went on to say that the horses at the track were “treated like Kings and had a great life thanks to the racing industry.”

 

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