Thursday, June 12, 2008
War On String May Be Unwinnable, Says Cat General
We've seen the prettily decorated generals testify before Congress. We've heard some of the right questions get asked. We've heard the lies and ambiguities that passed for their answers.
We've seen the bloated oil executives testify before Congress. We've heard some of the right questions get asked. We've heard the lies and distortions that ended up making them sound like victims of high oil prices.
The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, has scheduled several big names in thoroughbred racing to testify starting June 18 in a hearing called, “Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse.”
According to reports, a subcommittee statement said recent deaths “point to a persistent and widespread problem, raising significant questions about the sport and its governance.”
It sounds like they've summoned the right people and are going to ask a lot of the right questions. Maybe for once, they'll actually demand accurate answers.
Who knows, it might start a trend.
Whether you live in a horseracing state or not, a letter or email to your representative, urging real pressure and expressing concern for horse welfare, could help.