Horse & Country reports that 7-year-old Brown Panther (picture here) “shattered a hind leg while defending his title in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh Racecourse” last Sunday and was subsequently “put to sleep.” Revolting enough, but then there was this from owner Michael Owen:
“The toughest, most honest, most brilliant horse I will ever set eyes on passed away today doing the thing he loved most. It’s the saddest day of my life. I was with him when he was born, shared an experience for seven years that will never be repeated and gave him his last kiss goodbye. I’ve not shed so many tears in years, but my grief is shared. I love you Panther. Life will not be the same without you.”
These people disgust me.