“Luck” ran old, unfit, drugged horses, necropsy report says

Outlaw Yodeler hadn’t raced much, was suffering from severe pain and inflammation and had been given strong killing drugs. Marc’s Shadow was arthritic and hadn’t been raced in four years. Still, both horses were run twice daily during racing sequences to shoot “Luck,” the now canceled HBO series; both suffered explosive fractures; and both were euthanized.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2012/03/16/luck-ran-old-unfit-drugged-horses-says-necropsy-report/

 

7 comments

  1. […] “Luck” ran old, unfit, drugged horses, necropsy report says […]

  2. Mary Bemis · ·

    Everyone of those people responsible for all of those horses deaths should be brought up on animal cruelty charges, especially after this finding. How dare they do that to these poor creatures just to make a stinking TV program.The almighty dollar, at any cost, pure greed.

  3. linda badham · ·

    OMG THIS IS SO SAD AND SO SICK ! THOSE POOR POOR HORSES WHO WERE MADE TO RUN AND WHEN THEY WERE IN PAIN IS HARD TO DIGEST. THE OWNERS OUGHT TO BE WHIPPED ! HOW IS THIS ALLOWED ?? SUCH CRUELTY CAN NOT GO UNRECOGNIZED. SORT IT OUT ONCE AND FOR ALL !

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  5. Leslie Kuretzky · ·

    Disgraceful and downright dispicable 😦

  6. Teresa Heaney · ·

    What will happen to the horses now that the show has been cancelled?

  7. Heather · ·

    If everyone boycotts HBO for awhile maybe they will get the message that abusing horses and allowing them to suffer horribly all for the sake of making money is not acceptable. Let’s send HBO a message they will understand….in the bottom line.

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