(13 November 2017)
Steeplechasing takes place on a racetrack with obstacles to be jumped at full gallop. For this reason, it carries a very high risk of serious accidents for the horses. The latest victim of such a competition is Segona, a 6 year old mare who in her short life, like all horses in the racing industry, knew only stable, training, races, journeys in a lorry – in other words a totally unnatural life (during which by the way she had earned her owner over €13.000). But her life ended yesterday, when her leg was badly broken in a fall on the last day of the 2017 season, at San Siro. She was subsequently euthanized.
Today, just one day later, Snaitech, a company which bases its earnings on horse race betting, is celebrating the increase in the number of people present at the racetrack, announcing a future partnership with the Politecnico of Milan.
You can see it all here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iMfngCRE20
(WARNING – you may find some of the images very disturbing).
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- DO NOT go to the races, or in general to competitions or spectacles using horses and other equids.
- DO NOT place bets on horse races (flat, steeplechase or trotting)
- SEND your letter/fax of protest to the Politecnico di Milano: Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano - fax 02 23992225
(WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES)