Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby was euthanized after being pretty f***ed up. A series of ailments -- including laminitis in the left rear hoof, an abscess in the right rear hoof, as well as new laminitis in both front feet -- was too much for the horse to handle (so everybody thought...hence taking it upon themselves to kill him). Barbaro was given a heavy dose of a tranquilizer and an overdose of an anesthetic and put down at 10:30 a.m.
I don't know how I feel about this. It's like the horse was trained and raced until it broke down and once everybody felt he was useless, they decide to kill him. Just think if human athletes were done that way. Like if an athlete couldn't bounce back from injury and fell off, he'd get "euthanized." Penny Hardaway comes to mind. Remember him?