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St Louis's NBC affiliate aired, on July 12, a terrific story focusing on horse racing deaths. It shared some shocking statistics telling us that at the Fairmount racetrack up to mid-June this year there were 7 deaths, with just 47 racing dates. In 2005, 15 horses died with 102 racing dates.<br><br><br><br>
Opening with a discussion of Barbaro (who is currently fairing badly) it makes it clear that the treatment he received after his injury was far from typical.<br><br><br><br>
You can read or watch the story on line <a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=100105" target="_blank">http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_articl...storyid=100105</a>.<br><br><br><br>
The website offers links to related information, including a link to PETA's fact sheet, "The Horseracing Industry: Drugs, Deception and Death" on line at <a href="http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=65" target="_blank">http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=65</a><br><br><br><br>
Please take just a moment to thank reporter Mike Owens and KSDK for sharing the darker side of racing with their viewers. Positive feedback for animal friendly coverage encourages more of it. The station takes comments at: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
I thank Claire Watson for making sure we knew about the piece.<br><br><br><br>
Yours and the animals',<br><br>
Karen Dawn<br><br><br><br>
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