This gem is worth a read….
The following was originally published July 15, 2012
NOW BEFORE WE GET STARTED, I know what you’re thinking: I’m about to piss all over history. I’m going to take a storied pastime from our frontier past and piss all over it. I’m going to ignore the virtues of the sport, its excitement, rich symbolism and cultural relevance and I’m going to gather all the lunch wagons rigged to Thoroughbred horses and I’m going to piss all over them.
Well you’re almost right.
I’m going to do all of that.
But I won’t piss on a single horse.
Please continue reading here.
Also, the Calgary Sun reported on “Wild Pony Races”.
This event involves 3 kids (8-12 yo) terrorizing a wild pony in an attempt to ride him/her. Not only is it cruel and traumatizing to the previously unhandled pony, but it is teaching our society’s young that this is an acceptable way to treat animals for the sake of entertainment. Why is this allowed to continue?!
Photos of this “event” and others can be seen on their site here.