This time year, with the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness coming up, some networks are busy promoting horse racing. Of course, NBC is worst offender, as it televises this nonsense every year.
Thankfully, we are seeing actual news coverage of horse racing. We just action in response to these stories.
Credit goes to the New York Times for being one of the news outlets actually engaging in journalism on this topic. Back on March 24, a story ran under the headline – “Mangled Horses, Maimed Jockeys.”
The subhead read – “The new economics of horse racing are making an always-dangerous game even more so, as lax oversight puts animal and rider at risk.”
The article reports an extremely troubling statistics. An average of 24 horses die at tracks across the US – EACH WEEK!