Eight Belles euthanized on track
IN FRONT OF A BUNCH OF MINT-JULIP-DRUNK, FANCY-HAT WEARING, SPECTATORS!
"All that heart and her gallant fight, however, ended in the worst of all possible ways: a breakdown, an ambulance on the track. And, with no other choice, she was euthanized by injection."
I really need for someone to explain to me why it is considered merciful and just to put a racehorse or a beloved pet out of it's misery when it has a painful, debilitating, terminal illness or injury, while doing the same for a human being is considered a crime.
What. The. Fuck?
A goddamned racehorse, bred and trained to line the pockets of it's owner is entitled to a greater degree of mercy and compassion than a beloved and cherished elderly relative, riddled with cancer and no hope of survival?
We insist on pumping an already frail and diseased 75 year old patient with toxic chemicals and deadly radiation, whose side effects are worse than the disease we are trying to cure, in an effort to extend their life span by a couple of years when we will gladly and mercifully euthanize an animal because they broke a bone?
I need somebody to explain to me how this make any fucking sense.