Is Horse Racing Too Dangerous?

When the first filly to run in the Kentucky Derby in nearly a decade shockingly broke two ankles and was euthanized shortly after taking second place in Saturday's race, it reignited the debate of whether horse racing is too cruel and dangerous for the animals. Injuries like Eight Belles' aren't uncommon in an industry in which thoroughbreds can run 45 mph at full speed. Every year, hundreds of horses collapse on America's racing tracks after leaving the starting gate, and many of them...Full Story
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