OK, so I just threw up a little bit in my mouth! Rumor has it that on October 24th, a whole mess of celebrities will check their morals at the door to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Breeders’ Cup
In case you don’t know, the Breeders’ Cup is an annual series of Grade I thoroughbred horse races that take place in a different city each year. To celebrate it’s return to Los Angeles, stars like Kurt Russell, Dennis Hopper, Jerry O’Connell, Allison Janney, Maroon 5 and DJ Joel Madden are coming together to celebrate in the spirit of animal abuse.
It’s estimated that around 800 racehorses die each year from fatal injuries suffered on US racetracks and approximately 3,566 sustain injuries so bad that they cannot finish their races. What happens if a horse fails to win? Most of the time a “losing” horse is sent to a slaughter, where operators sell the horse’s flesh overseas for human consumption, or provide horsemeat to glue factories.
So a big thumbs down to all those Hollywood stars who are choosing to publicly support this wacky tradition of wasteful cruelty. Way to go, you guys! If you’re that desperate to watch a race, tune into the presidential debates. At least there the loser won’t be sent to slaughter!