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Should horse racing be banned?
The horses are kept well during the year, fed well and put out to paddock once retired.
They are treated a lot better than horses that were kept for the purpose of hunting or war, horses that basically were bred to die in the name of humans and wouldn't exist otherwise.
If they do not make it to retirement and get injured, or simply aren't good enough, they don't make it to the paddock. They are
because they are too expensive to maintain.
go to the knacker after death and are turned into glue or dog food. Thousands are also killed for human consumption and shipped to places where they routinely consume horses.
Horses are kept in their stables
22 hours a day
, they are intelligent animals and need plenty of stimuli.
of all race horses also develop ulcers in their stomachs because the feed they are given doesn't help regulate their stomach acids like grass does.