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Ask vincent lahalle : what do you think about the cruelty to race horses during and after their careers?

Ask vincent lahalle : what do you think about the cruelty to race horses during and after their careers?
@alexkennewell1 I don't know how it is in other countries, but here in Brazil, racehorses don't live good lives. They are seen as machines and money makers, nothing but that. They are confined in small stalls, with no paddock time or social interaction with other horses. They are also submitted to a questionable procedure that strengthens their cannon bones so they don't crack from the pressure, as horses are very young when they start racing. In the barn I go to, we receive several ottb's and most arrive thin and traumatized, some with chronic problems due to racing. When racehorses are injured and no longer profitable they are frequently put down or discarded, sometimes ending up in slaughter houses or in the hands of bad owners. While racing, they are given the best money can buy, but that does not mean they are not submitted to cruelty. They are denied the chance of being horses and live stressful lives. I can't say that applies to other places, but my experience with the treatment of racehorses is awful.
Hi Sofia,

Of course I hate cruelty with race horses and all the animals. But most of race horses are well treated during and after their career. I condamn all kinds of cruelty with horses and i definetly hope it rarely exists in the horse racing world.

Vincent
Just wondering what cruelty your talking about while racing? All race horses I know are treated like royalty and are so loved by their handlers