Monday, May 25, 2009

In America?

I'll warn you now, this video is hard to watch.

This is a cruel and heartless event that, until today, I have never heard of. The Omak Suicide Race.
Essentially, asshats race their horses over a cliff and down a steep hill into a river, almost assuring injury, if not death to their horses.

So what third world, ignorant country would hold such an event?
How about the good ol' US of A.
I'm all for shitheads offing themselves, but don't do it on the back of an innocent horse!



The race organizers actually write on their website "Without the communities support, this event wouldn't be possible". Let's hope the community figures out that it's time to stop supporting this horrible event. Please click here to see how you can help end this barbaric race.

7 comments:

jessica o said...

My family raises quarter horses. I only made it to the first minute. I used the link and sent the emails. Let's stop those assholes!

Samsmama said...

That was absolutely disgusting! What kind of moron thinks of doing such a thing? Just sick.

Bev said...

Some humans repulse me. :(

Shea said...

I've heard of this thing and I've always thought it was a stupid, stupid thing!

But Assh*les abound! I keep going through farriers because they're all idiots... one hit my (calm, easy-going, not causing any problems) Percheron on the side of the nose with a wire brush... the mare ended up breaking MY NOSE when she threw her head... another one joked about KILLING a horse by riding it INTO A TREE! I thought it was a farce until I heard it verified by the vet! OMG!

It's foolishness... stupid... insane and why... not even from an emotional standpoint but from a financial... why would you go thru the effort of getting a "rideable" horse, feeding it, buying tack and then racing it off the edge of the world to it's death?? How does that make sense? I mean really... seriously....

Sorry... ranting... just sets me off.

Elizabeth and Bill said...

How come they can't be arrested or fined for abusing animals? It seems pretty cut and dry to me...

Mala said...

I agree with you all! Makes horse racing look like a innocent pony ride.
Freaking. morons.

Lori said...

un-FREAKING-believable. I just don't see how that is even legal. UGH. I'm sick.