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Lame Gymnast Euthanised

Lame Gymnast Euthanised

Posted 20 June 2009   by Karen         Permalink | 8 Comments

Tags: jumps racing, horse racing, euthanasia, horses, sport, entertainment, video, funny, The Onion

Today the Onion brings us the touching story of Shawn, a champion gymnast who tragically fell while practicing on the uneven bars and had to be euthanised after breaking her knee.

Fortunately, in reality we don't actually shoot gymnasts in the back of the head if they happen to take a wrong step (you can imagine how many budding athletes would volunteer for the sport if we did..?). But not all professional athletes are so lucky.

Today at Moonee Valley, Whatsourgo became the sixth horse to be killed in jumps racing in Victoria this year after he fell and broke his leg on the last hurdle. Now, the jumps racing industry would like us to believe that 'owners love their horses' *cough* *bull$#!t* *cough*. Whether or not you believe them I think we need to hold them to their word and demand that they to do the only humane thing possible: put an end to jumps racing. Stat.

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_Matt _Matt 21 June 2009
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april-san april-san 23 June 2009
at first i actually thought that this was for real, until I saw that it was by The Onion, then I watched it. Funny but eye-opening.
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Simo Simo 23 June 2009
Ha, that's funny =]

I wish they would get rid of those stupid races >.< Theyre so wrong..
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- Kitty Freak - - Kitty Freak - 26 June 2009
ahah thats hilarious! xD very well done too! really would open peoples eyes happy
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emileee emileee 7 July 2009
OhMyGosh i hate hearing about horses dying in jump racing. Its so sad sad They should just hurry up and ban the sport..
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Shirley Shirley 11 July 2009
i hate jumps racing!!
what is so entertaining about it to people these days!?
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Vegan4Animals Vegan4Animals 16 July 2009
Brilliant video! Shows the stupidity of euthanising horses when they cant compete anymore!
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XxAmie-LeexX XxAmie-LeexX 24 August 2009
Poor horses, this absolutly sickens me sad
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