Today the Boston Globe published a letter I wrote in response to the widely-covered Eight Belles “breakdown” at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. An article in the Globe had only mentioned her injury and death in passing.
My letter is only two short paragraphs, so click through and check it out (the original article is linked in my letter). Let me know what you think in comments. I’m pretty happy with it, but I don’t imagine many will heed my words. Most people are advocating… wait for it… reform.
William C. Rhoden gave the sport a fairly sound thrashing in his New York Times column, unlike PETA. He compares the sport to animal fighting and questions its legitimacy, while PETA jumps on the reform bandwagon.