26 Mar '12, 5am

Drugged Up Horses Race To Their Deaths: Take Action | Care2 Causes

Drugged Up Horses Race To Their Deaths: Take Action | Care2 Causes

Would you put your money on a sport in which the athletes are routinely drugged so they can perform despite injuries? Where a stumble on the dirt can mean death and serious injury? A sport whose officials refuse to disclose accident rates and benefit from lax drug testing, as well as few if any regulations at the state and federal level? An extensive New York Times investigation reveals all of the above about the U.S.’s horseracing industry: The New York Times analyzed data from more than 150,000 races, as well as injury reports, drug test results and interviews and found that: Approximately 3,600 horses have died while training or racing in the U.S. in the past three years. Horses in lower grade claiming races have a 22 percent chance of breaking down or otherwise showing signs of injury than horses in higher grade races. 63 horses died at the track at the Finger Lakes Ca...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/drugged-up-horses-race-to-the...

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Rally At the SEC Against Secret Money In Politics | Care2 Causes

Rally At the SEC Against Secret Money In Politi...

care2.com 26 Mar '12, 4am

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care2.com 26 Mar '12, 7am

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care2.com 01 Apr '12, 1am

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Teaching Math With Music | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 25 Mar '12, 4pm

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care2.com 27 Mar '12, 8am

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Dog Flipping Is Immoral And On The Rise | Care2 Causes

Dog Flipping Is Immoral And On The Rise | Care2...

care2.com 26 Mar '12, 11pm

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Label It Yourself: Take Action To Expose GMOs | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 30 Mar '12, 7am

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care2.com 31 Mar '12, 6am

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care2.com 28 Mar '12, 8am

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care2.com 26 Mar '12, 11pm

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care2.com 17 Mar '12, 7am

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Romney's New House Has Its Own Lobbyist | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 28 Mar '12, 11am

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care2.com 25 Mar '12, 2pm

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