Not to beat a dead horse, but the dead horses are in the news AGAIN. Doesn't this tell us something?

After this weekend's race, and all the controversy around Big Brown running with a quarter crack, the issue of endangering race horses is everywhere!

I admit, embarrassingly, that I watch Animal Cops: Houston. Anybody who has every seen that show knows that a horse with anything resembling this kind of hoof would be taken into custody and the team would talk about how cruel and terrible the owner was before taking him to court. But in racing, it's okay?

The press is reporting more and more now on the implications of breeding these horses to be the best, and the drugs used to help them along.

For a timeline depicting major horse catastrophes, check out NPR's slideshow.

I hate to go all PETA-y, but I just can't let this one go.

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