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Congress Is Considering a National Authority

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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:59 AM
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Congress Is Considering a National Authority


www.nytimes.com

WASHINGTON — Members of a Congressional subcommittee scolded the horse racing industry Thursday for endangering thoroughbreds with lax drug policies and faulty breeding, and said the sport emphasized greed over transparency. The panel is considering endorsing a central governing body for the sport and warned that it could reopen the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978 to make that happen.

“Unlike every other professional and amateur sport, horse racing lacks any national regulatory authority that can promulgate uniform rules and regulations,” said Representative Jan Schakowsky, Democrat of Illinois. She led the hearing, which was entitled “Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse.”

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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 04:59 AM
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You know, it seems that every week I hear about government trying to take over the regulation of yet another industry. Granted, there needs to be regulations and such but why the government? I'm getting a bit scared about how much power this 'government' is trying to take from the people and industry.

Hire and independant board. Don't spend anymore tax payer dollars so the government can gain more power. It's ridiculous.

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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:18 AM
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IMO horses should not be used for the purpose of gambling, as no other animal should be used for this either. History speaks for itself when it comes to horse racing, 5000 horses have died on the tracks in a few short years, and not one of those deaths are justified.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 05:21 AM
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not only is this the gov reaching for more authority as usual but seriously this effects realy only 3 groups of people. the rich , gamblers and animal rights groups. but hey they mandate every other major sport might as well step in to this one too.

edited: me spelling skills suck


[edit on 6/20/2008 by krill]



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