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  •  If you listen to the report they talk about (0+ / 0-)

    how the entire equine industry is rife with this type of behavior. That its not just limited to horse racing but that drug use to mask symptoms is so pervasive and cruel.

    I echo others however, that it stands a chance Ann might have never known about it. The handlers might have been the only ones involved in the drugging.

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:10:44 AM PDT

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    •  nice painting with a broad brush (1+ / 0-)
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      if you read the rest of the information you will see that the drug rules were so strict that this horse couldn't be kept sound enough for competition without being disqualified by testing positive for drugs in its system

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:13:18 AM PDT

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      •  Its more to the culture of equines and their use (1+ / 0-)
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        among the wealthy that I am referring too.

        So yes, in this instance rules worked. A lot of times they don't and are ignore.

        However, this abusive behavior is very often limited to vets and the handles. Often owners have no clue. Horses being nothing more than investments. Like purchasing real estate, they use them to make money.

        --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

        by idbecrazyif on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:19:59 AM PDT

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    •  the transcript says nothing about anything but (1+ / 0-)
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      racing.

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:14:46 AM PDT

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      •  I might have linked the wrong one (0+ / 0-)

        They were on twice, break almost over maybe later I'll try and find the other one.

        --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

        by idbecrazyif on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:17:03 AM PDT

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