Handicapper and co-creator of the International Horseplayers’ Excursion, Peter Thomas Fornatale, attempted to convey some viewpoint to the pony racing trade with an op-ed within the San Francisco Chronicle this week.

He opined on Mongolian Groom’s breakdown within the Breeders’ Cup Vintage: “His dying demonstrates an unlucky fact about racing and about any shared animal and human enterprise – possibility of dying can’t be eradicated altogether.”

That isn’t to mention that Fornatale believes racing cannot do higher; he does. He argues that whilst the inevitability of possibility will all the time be part of the pony racing recreation, there are 2 million undesirable pets killed yearly in shelters.

“I believe it’s our distance from probably the most realities of animal domestication that reasons our outrage,” Fornatale wrote. “And I believe a few of our outrage is fueled through unconscious guilt… we do not recall to mind racing as crucial, both to us or the animal. Why must any animal undergo for our recreation? However the similar argument will also be made about pets? Why must any animal undergo so we will have companionship?”

Learn extra on the San Francisco Chronicle.

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