Tuesday's Horse

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It is a sorry, shameless business when cutthroat owners send their horses to slaughter because they feel they are no longer economically viable. Reports state that the reason this is taking place is a portion of revenue from the slots that helps keep horse racing going in Canada is to be taken away from the industry next year by the government.

The video below tells the story of a group of Standardbred mares in Canada who have served out their days from racing to breeding, generating revenue for their owner all along the way. Their reward: the slaughterhouse. How often does this take place, slots fiasco or not?

I personally am not moved by the human tears of those doing the owner’s dirty work. I instead reserve my compassion for the horses with their sweet, trusting faces who were sent to a brutal and horrifying early death, when one last…

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