LUCK on HBOIf you recall, HBO had a horse racing series called Luck.  It barely lasted half a season before getting canned due to multiple horse deaths.  It was a terrible situation for all involved.

If you recall, I did a bit of research on horse racing.  As I did, I was horrified to find out that this sport of kings, the smaller tracks experience 24 horse deaths a week.  Their bodies dumped in junk yards.

Since 2009, over 4,000 horses have died at state tracks.

And there’s so much more ugliness behind the sport that I was dissuaded from enjoying a pastime.

Now HBO is getting sued for mistreating the horses on the show and for allegedly participating with the American Humane Association in a cover-up of the abuse of the animals.

According to the whistle blower, who was the director of production on the AHA TV unit, “horses were drugged, and that sick and underweight horses were forced to work on the show. Casey also claims animals were misidentified to make it more difficult for safety representatives to track their medical histories.”  All to meet production demands.

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