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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Starred, Ill
I had a feeling I should watch this year's Preakness. Now that I have, I wish I hadn't heeded it.

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icetulip From: icetulip Date: May 21st, 2006 04:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm not a horse racing fan myself - I dislike animal sports in general. Even though I know English-riding equestrian events are considered "more civilized" than others....and no matter how well the animals are taken care of, it just pains me to see when animals get hurt, especially because they're going head to head in competition. *sigh*
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 21st, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yeah. I mean, the horses do like to run. But it would be a lot healthier for them to run on grass, as they do in Europe. The odds of this sort of injury happening on grass are way lower.
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: May 21st, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i didn't get to see it because i was at work (i didn't even know it was on), but my mom told me about it later, and, shit :( it sounded awful.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 21st, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It was horrible to watch. I still remember the trauma of watching the match race between Foolish Pleasure and the filly Ruffian back in 1976. Ruffian had to be put down. It was extremely hard to witness.
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