Da Chrome Killed at Pimlico

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
I can confirm that Da Chrome, a “lame, vanned off” in the 7th at Pimlico yesterday, was in fact euthanized. Da Chrome was three; ’twas his 7th time under the whip. The replay cuts away as Da Chrome was being pulled up, but watch how the others are being whipped…

Horrific Kill at Meadowlands; Is This the Best We Can Be, America?

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At least two horses went down at the end of the 7th race at Meadowlands yesterday – with one, 7-year-old Incredible Shark, confirmed dead. (This, by the way, is the third confirmed racing kill on American tracks yesterday, which not only should shock and outrage but also prompt a national…

“Significant Amount of Contraband” Found at Parx

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Tuesday, during a meeting of the Pennsylvania Racing Commission, Tom Chuckas of the Dept. of Agriculture revealed that recent raids at Parx uncovered “a significant amount of contraband…dealing with medications, unlabeled, compounded or expired…needles and syringes and some other things.” Racing Commissioner Russell Jones told the Thoroughbred Daily News: “No…

Burton Sipp’s Trail of Abuse

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
In the 8th race at Thistledown yesterday, Equibase reports that 4-year-old Coosa River “pulled up bleeding from the nostrils and was vanned off.” Enough said. Noteworthy too, though, is Coosa’s human in charge: owner/trainer Burton Sipp. Mr. Sipp is about the worst that this industry has to offer – an…

Whipped Right Before Breaking Down

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In the 6th at Mountaineer last night, Sir Kowboy “took a bad step,” was “pulled up” and eventually “vanned off.” Immediately before that “bad step,” however, he was being whipped – hard. Here’s another thing: the offending abuser, Andrew Ramgeet, doubles as SK’s owner. Yes, owner. And one more thing:…

Huge Study of Over 1,400 Species Could Change Our Understanding of Intelligence

Originally posted on Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog:
https://www.sciencealert.com/study-of-1400-mammal-brains-suggests-a-rethink-on-studying-evolution-of-intelligence (Shaun Wang/EyeEm/Getty Images)NATURE MIKE MCRAE30 APRIL 2021 When considering matters of intelligence among animals, it’s not irrational to assume size matters. Bigger bodies allow for bigger brains, after all, and bigger brains provide the potential real estate for developing better problem-solving skills.https://4931270e8c88158002dfa667200c1c5c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html Yet neurons don’t…