The dogs are pushed so hard that they learn to not trust humans...... They are emotionally scared for the rest of their lives. THis happens a lot, but mostly people just race them until they can't run anymore. Once they have run their last race, once the stop being succesful in the racing business, they are killed. It is awful.): It is often similar situations for horse racing.
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Last edited at 5:35AM on 1/14/2013
I don't know about dogs but in horse racing, they aren't forced to run. Nobody will spend the thousands it takes for training, entry fees, etc to run a poor racer and horses that don't like to run never do well. There are some trainers that are abusive and uncaring but the majority of them are in a profession that works 7 days a week, 365 days a year because they love working with horses. All that said, the biggest con to horse racing is they are started too early. They are broke to saddle as yearlings and race as 2 yr olds. This will only change when the big races like the Derby change the rules. as for killed when injured, etc. very rarely happens, there are numerous programs for rejoining/ rehabbing race horses.