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    I agree the 1's that get a 1 clean shot or needle are better off than being keep in the retirement camps waiting for homes as I have seen myself.
    I love horses was into racing & trotts but with exsperaince & much watching I have come to beleive not much good comes of the race industry.
    I live next door to a by racehorse trainer who thinks nothing of punching a horse in the jaw or eye & has the cruelest set of hands I have ever seen. Most horses leave his yard are headed for the doggers some are picked up straight off the yard by the dogger truck. I have a couson that breeds & owns some racehorses in training & he dose not even like horses really just the race industry & money that he can make. His mares in foal do not get the care that I know he could afford as it all comes down to profit margin.
    Maybe there are good trainers out there but they are few & far between because of the dozen or more yards I've been on the horses well being diffently wasn't their priority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    I live next door to a by racehorse trainer who thinks nothing of punching a horse in the jaw or eye & has the cruelest set of hands I have ever seen. Most horses leave his yard are headed for the doggers some are picked up straight off the yard by the dogger truck.
    Oh my god, I don't know how you cope, you poor thing! I can't even handle driving past a truck loaded with chickens or sheep.

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    I'm not coping at all really.
    I am looking to rent for a yr or so if I have to just to get out of here.
    As soon as this place is rentable we are going to reasses & see if we can get onto our farm quicker than we had planned & if not rent some place to live.
    I have all but come to blow with him & to make matters worse my own cousin allows this creep to adjist his horses(pregnant mares too).
    I have all but had a mental breakdown & can not wait to get out not how I dreamed it would be when we bought this place.
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    Greyhounds love to run though. Thoroughbreds love to run.
    I think its 'cruel' to take that away from them.
    I agree too many Greys and TBs are being bred, and many are ended up slaughted and homeless, but take it out on the trainers and breeders, not the 'sport', that just punishes what the breeds were bred to do.
    I've never owned a Grey, but have owned two racing bred and trained TBs. When you stand in two point position, hands up their neck, you can feel the excitement ruinning through them.

    As for jumps racing, thats another matter. These horses are usually failed track runners, and they rely on their natural jumping form to run the course. Who in the racing world has the time to train them how to jump safely? Also, believe it or not, the jumps need to be higher. My TB knocks more small rails than small, cause he's simply throws himself over them.
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    Not commng into this opinion wise, don't know enough about it, but aggree CD if you have seen stuff you dislike no way you should feel constrained not to say so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Greyhounds love to run though. Thoroughbreds love to run.
    I think its 'cruel' to take that away from them.
    I agree too many Greys and TBs are being bred, and many are ended up slaughted and homeless, but take it out on the trainers and breeders, not the 'sport', that just punishes what the breeds were bred to do.
    I've never owned a Grey, but have owned two racing bred and trained TBs. When you stand in two point position, hands up their neck, you can feel the excitement ruinning through them.

    As for jumps racing, thats another matter. These horses are usually failed track runners, and they rely on their natural jumping form to run the course. Who in the racing world has the time to train them how to jump safely? Also, believe it or not, the jumps need to be higher. My TB knocks more small rails than small, cause he's simply throws himself over them.
    I fully agree they both love to run & alot are competors at heart but there has to be some big changes in the industries to stop the animals being so dispersalble & to moniter these trainers better.
    As for how many are breed each year I once voiced an opinion of only so many being accepted into the AJC & TB Stud Book each year but it did not go down well, lol.
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    I agree some changes. Not a banning all together though.
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    No out right banning normally isn't the way to go with anything really.
    I think the industries just have had it far to good for too long & have gotten away with horrific crimes against animals. The big worry is the big money,power & political people behind TB industry will make any true reform very very hard to obtain though.
    I really have no idea how they will fix it but hope someone comes up with something that could work.
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    Oh & I don't know much about greyhound industry other than the breeder/trainer side so really not sure what I think there other that what I have seen was terrible.
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    I have never been to greyhound racing and I am not sure why anyone would like to go there...I have been to horse racing twice at the end last year for birthday parties. I do not care about horses....it was all about winning or losing not SPORT imo.

    I know a person who participates in JRT racing locally and i would call that sport though.

    Greyhound racing is declining and I am not sure why building a new racing track....
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