Words of Wednesday: Kentucky Derby Blues

I’m sure that by now, most people in Kentucky know how the Kentucky Derby ended. Big Brown won the race, with filly Eight Belles making a glorious second. However. Eight Belles broke both front ankles and had to be euthanized. It’s a very sad ending. However, pestering animal rights group PETA won’t let it rest. This article tells it all. The poor jockey that rode Eight Belles is under PETA suspicion. This poor guy probably considers it his fault that Eight Belles died. The matter under questioning is the fact that the jockey applied the whip at the last minute. The trainer of the horse however (who is the best authority on the subject at hand, by the way) justifies the jockey’s actions by saying that Eight Belles had a habit of riding near to the rail. The jockey simply applied the whip to keep her from crashing into the side. No sane person would apply the whip to try to make the horse go faster! Big Brown won the race by a landslide! There is no horse that was going to catch up to him in that time. And Eight Belles obviously had second place. There was no reason whatsoever for the jockey to try to get the horse to go faster. But PETA, idiots that they are, want the jockey suspended. PETA has no concern for their fellow human beings. Their campaign for animals is blatantly anti-human. PETA is nothing more than a massive bullying group.

Here’s another article that “illustrates the brutal side of horse-racing.” There is no brutal side to horse racing. You want to know what would really be brutal? Keeping racehorses from racing. They’re bred to do this! Any racehorse would fall into depression if they were kept from racing.


5 Responses to “Words of Wednesday: Kentucky Derby Blues”

  1. 1 kt
    May 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    i agree. i love animals and i don’t like to see them mistreated, but the people who take things too far are just insane. I mean, the people who say that it is murder to kill animals. i guess that it is ok to kill some animals for food. God placed us over the animals so we can use some of them for food but we have to take care of them too. I fished a baby robin out of my pool yesterday but i ate chicken for lunch. big deal! =)

  2. 2 kt
    May 7, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    have you heard of the people who say that it’s evil to kill plants? can they eat plants or do they just eat meat? oh, but isn’t it evil to kill animals too?? what do they eat? just a side note…

  3. May 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    i guess they eat dirt. but yeah, if God had meant for animals not to be eaten, he’d have made them taste like ammonia.

  4. 4 goragen
    May 7, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    yeah, awesome post. i mean, it’s sad that Eight Belles died, but when was the last time PETA threw a fit when a human died when a pit bull attacked a toddler and the child died? i really think PETA needs to adjust their priorities.

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