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Dean Martin Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 01:00 AM
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52. I stopped watching horse racing 20 years ago
Precisely because I got sick of seeing them go down on the track during races and have to be put down. And even when medicine advanced, I didn't want to see it. The short thrill of watching them run so their billionaire owners could make even more money wasn't worth the chance they could fall and have to be killed.

I'll never watch greyhound racing for the way they treat their dogs when they're through with them.
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  -Barbaro suffers significant setback in recovery (injured Kentucky Derby-winning horse) brentspeak  Jan-10-07 11:10 AM   #0 
  - Horses or humans - which should be getting all the press?  Ezlivin   Jan-10-07 11:16 AM   #1 
  - I click on news about Barbaro as well as news about people  Caoimhe   Jan-10-07 11:22 AM   #2 
  - *sigh* not THIS again.....  Coventina   Jan-10-07 11:30 AM   #3 
  - "rather than griping"  Ezlivin   Jan-10-07 01:13 PM   #24 
  - Great post  mitchtv   Jan-10-07 03:37 PM   #41 
  - Great Post Coventina!  Avalon Sparks   Jan-11-07 01:13 AM   #53 
  - I find your attitude horrendously depressing...  hlthe2b   Jan-10-07 11:38 AM   #6 
  - I can understand where EZ is coming from  brentspeak   Jan-10-07 11:48 AM   #8 
  - I have health insurance for my dog, big ones can be costly in vet  caligirl   Jan-10-07 11:55 AM   #12 
  - Work towards correcting the wrongs to Humans...  hlthe2b   Jan-10-07 12:06 PM   #15 
  - I am folllowing this story to. the saving of this horse is suppose to be  caligirl   Jan-10-07 11:53 AM   #10 
  - A big Scotti?  brentspeak   Jan-10-07 11:55 AM   #11 
  - Barney on Steroids! LOL No he is a giant schnauzer.Pic of his dad-  caligirl   Jan-10-07 11:59 AM   #13 
     - Great guard dogs, with intimidating barks.  brentspeak   Jan-10-07 12:03 PM   #14 
        - No S**t ! the stories I could tell- but mostly we get stopped alot with  caligirl   Jan-10-07 12:10 PM   #17 
  - University of Penn  JoDog   Jan-10-07 12:08 PM   #16 
     - Thanks for the schools name. He was neutered but has the  caligirl   Jan-10-07 12:16 PM   #18 
  - I've been following the story for months  Ezlivin   Jan-10-07 01:16 PM   #25 
  - I'm glad your comments were sincere...  hlthe2b   Jan-10-07 01:24 PM   #30 
     - I find it ironic  Ezlivin   Jan-10-07 01:30 PM   #31 
        - You blasphemed ! LOL  M155Y_A1CH   Jan-11-07 07:14 AM   #57 
  - Well said  SusanaMontana41   Jan-10-07 01:35 PM   #33 
  - Gee, you could always IGNORE the thread....................  kestrel91316   Jan-10-07 11:51 AM   #9 
  - Sure. I could ignore most of what happens in the world and live in ignorance, too.  Ezlivin   Jan-10-07 01:22 PM   #29 
  - Some people have less limited capacity for concern than that.  jobycom   Jan-10-07 12:16 PM   #19 
  - Very good points...  hlthe2b   Jan-10-07 12:34 PM   #20 
  - Very good points. Thank you from a horse owner. n/t  CottonBear   Jan-10-07 01:11 PM   #23 
  - "To criticize people who do care for doing so seems inappropriate"  Ezlivin   Jan-10-07 01:20 PM   #28 
     - I did reread your OP and you do seem to ask the question why the horse  caligirl   Jan-10-07 01:33 PM   #32 
     - As a disabled veteran  Ezlivin   Jan-10-07 01:46 PM   #35 
        - Our best shot at health care befitting this country is at hand. Persistance  caligirl   Jan-10-07 02:09 PM   #37 
     - Since you've edited your OP, I can't be sure what your original post said  jobycom   Jan-10-07 03:05 PM   #40 
  - I have much more respect for some of our horses than I do about..  TomInTib   Jan-10-07 01:45 PM   #34 
  - The false dilemma -- the claim that only Horses OR Humans should be cared for.  The Stranger   Jan-10-07 02:17 PM   #39 
  - Uh, did you bother to read his follow-up posts?  brentspeak   Jan-10-07 04:26 PM   #43 
     - The follow-up posts don't change my post.  The Stranger   Jan-10-07 05:38 PM   #48 
  - Why did you click on it?  sheeptramp   Jan-10-07 09:50 PM   #49 
  - then don't read it nt  allalone   Jan-11-07 01:41 AM   #55 
  - It sounds like his owner is not giving up  noonwitch   Jan-10-07 11:33 AM   #4 
  - Oh, this horse has come so far... I hope this isn't the  hlthe2b   Jan-10-07 11:36 AM   #5 
  - Poor Barbaro. Laminitis is more difficult to treat than the fractures.  CottonBear   Jan-10-07 11:40 AM   #7 
  - I just love the sprirt of this wonderful horse. I pray he recovers and has no more set backs. n/t  wisteria   Jan-10-07 12:54 PM   #21 
  - reminds me of another horse, we love symbols like Seabiscuit, they  caligirl   Jan-10-07 01:09 PM   #22 
  - There is Barbaro messageboard  AngryAmish   Jan-10-07 01:18 PM   #26 
  - Look at this one  AngryAmish   Jan-10-07 01:18 PM   #27 
  - There is enough compassion  hyphenate   Jan-10-07 01:50 PM   #36 
  - I'd say that stories about missing human beings are pretty important  brentspeak   Jan-10-07 04:29 PM   #44 
  - I love this big guy  Corgigal   Jan-10-07 02:12 PM   #38 
  - Amen. I love beautiful Barbaro. I love all fighters. And folks that don't get it just don't  zonkers   Jan-10-07 10:08 PM   #50 
  - This is kinda personal for me  AValdoux   Jan-10-07 04:17 PM   #42 
  - Very sad  brentspeak   Jan-10-07 04:31 PM   #45 
  - Sad to lose a friend that way  Corgigal   Jan-10-07 04:58 PM   #46 
  - Sorry to hear it  mvd   Jan-10-07 05:00 PM   #47 
  - honestly, the poor thing should've been put down long ago.  WindRavenX   Jan-10-07 10:33 PM   #51 
     - I stopped watching horse racing 20 years ago  Dean Martin   Jan-11-07 01:00 AM   #52 
        - You know, everytime I hear someone say...  WindRavenX   Jan-11-07 01:22 AM   #54 
           - I love watching horses run in the wild  Dean Martin   Jan-11-07 02:41 AM   #56 

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