When the horseracing industry is faced with criticism, we hear many of the same arguments used to defend their practices. But are these arguments valid? What does science say? Read our response to 10 common arguments frequently used by the horseracing industry.
“Horses are born to run, they love it”
“We treat our horses like Kings and Queens”
“Racehorses are athletes, they won’t run well if they’re not happy and healthy”
“We spend thousands of dollars on caring for the horses, it’s only fair they do some work in return”
Do these arguments sound familiar?
We hear many of the same arguments from the racehorse industry to defend their practices repeated, when they are faced with criticism. As a help to debunk the many myths the racehorse industry like to spread, and to encourage you to engage with people of different opinions, we have created a document with some of the common arguments used to defend horse racing – and our response. Click on the image below to read👇🏼