As previously said, I posted it in the tipster thread because it seemed busier than this thread. Also because it is national week. Changing peoples minds is not usually a "Hallelujah" moment. It is more of a drip drip effect. So me getting on someones nerves probably achieves nothing in the short term, but is worth it if it becomes part of a larger movement (sorry that is so poorly articulated).You want to speak out, then fine. Not sure what you're hoping to achieve posting it in a tipster thread on a football forum. I doubt you are going to change many peoples minds in there on the sport, with the witty (and incorrect) anology.
I wouldnt push people to watch horse racing, if people want to know more about it I will talk to them. Just find it humourous that people who dont follow or really understand the sport think their preaching about cruelty will change minds
Of course I don't follow the sport, but there was a time (40 years ago) when I followed greyhound racing - Monmore Green, Willenhall, Moor Green in Brum (or was it Moor Hall?), Haringey, and others. And I don't see how not being a current afficionado makes a viewpoint any less valid. You call it preaching - I call it speaking out.
So I think you agree that racing is cruel. Your justification seems to be that horses like to run around and would not exist without racing. There are thousands of wild horses running around in the US.You can't just make sweeping comments though that horse racing is cruel without backing that up with reasoning and actual facts. Of course there's cruelty involved but there's cruelty in absolute every walk of life because humans are involved and we're not all as good as we should and we would hope to be. Biggest argument i could make for horse racing to continue that takes the argument away from actual racing is that the thoroughbred is bred to race, you stop racing and you're killing off an entire breed of horse. I know i love horse racing but i don't think i'm comfortable in killing off an entire breed of any animal.