One major type of animal abuse is torture. One such rapidly growing concept is animal cruelty.

Animal abuse simply put is cruel unwarranted treatment of animals. Some instances show that the elephants were not treated medically for wounds inflicted during beatings and other natural causes. Countries like Sweden, Costa Rica, Austria, Finland, India, and Singapore have come forward and banned or restricted the use of animals in circuses. Elephant deaths in circuses are commonly caused due to osteoporosis. Due to the inhumane treatments, it has been proved that circus animals are dying at a higher rate than they are breeding. These governance and rules rise from general disgust over happenings and concepts all over the world. We shed a tear on the condition of animals and move on to get that latest collection of ‘fur-dress’. This general concept has now given birth to the thought of a ‘animal-free’ circuses. All this is possible only by extreme training, which may translate into extreme torture.

Some elephants have also suffered from lameness, arthritis and food abscesses.

The animals in circuses are also routinely and dangerously exposed to various diseases. There are many explanations that have been given in support of animal slaughter, but nothing justifies taking away someone’s life – even if the stakes are too high.

PETA also says that the behavior of the animals during the circus shows is not at all natural, in the sense that tigers don’t hop around and then lay down in unison, elephants don’t walk trunk to tail and female elephants don’t mount each other. It is not only the responsibility of the government and NGO’S to fight for the welfare of these creatures, but as a society, the onus is on us to make a collective effort. Elephants suffer from osteoporosis simply because they do not have wide spaces to move around. According to their reports, various prominent circuses do not practice what they preach and indulge in cruelty on a routine basis. . Such treatment generally has a single point program – to subject animals and sometimes pets to unnecessary harm and pain. The definition may be anything between comprehensive and non-existent. Tuberculosis is seen as a major disease for the elephants in circuses. Apart from these, other institutes where abuse is thought to be rampant is the entertainment industry, especially the circus and film industry. In some cases, they were not provided with basic medical first aid.

Possibly, the worst case of animal cruelty in film is the movie, ‘Cannibal Holocaust’.

Despite widespread concern and condemnation, animals are subjected to enormous torture and abuse. Though the movie waded in troubled waters ever since it was released, it was proven than at least six animals, a muskrat, a pig, a monkey, a snake, a turtle and a large spider were killed for the sake of the film. It has been said that the scene depicting the monkey had to shot twice, and therefore, two monkeys were sacrificed for movie realism.

Animal cruelty is an ambiguous term and the terminology depends from region to region, state to state and country to country. No institute or individual looks after the training sessions of the circuses. While abuse amongst individuals may either be existent in a lesser manner or go largely unnoticed and uninformed, various institutes involved in factory farming, fur farming and animal testing are accused of animal cruelty. Tight collars, whips, beatings and torture are the order of the day for the animals of the circus. Circuses have known to keep a large amount of topsoil ready, to camouflage the wounds and the blood on the elephants.

As humankind has progressed, there has been an increase in governance and rules and regulations of everyday life. In a recent report, People For Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have come out with embarrassing facts about the circus lives of animals. The circus industry is said to have rampant cruelty towards animals

According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. You just might begin to understand why the rich, famous and enlightened love it.

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. This year is no different, the Millennials have taken American Pharoah as their own on his trip to win the Triple Crown.

John Mariani

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. Held annually in July and August, it attracts thousands of Italians and foreign visitors.

“Here, hold the horse,” said the aging groom. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.

Photographer, writer, philanthropist, retired hedge fund manager

I love to entertain and inspire others through my stories.

Let’s be honest, for most people, horse racing will always be a niche, exclusive sport. But it’s not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it’s whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.

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My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than “pretty good.”

Rick Steves

AOL Alpha marketing, editorial and content creator. I even saw Secretariat win the Triple Crown, the Holy Grail of horse racing.

Author of European travel guidebooks and host of travel shows on public television and public radio

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Author of European travel guidebooks and host of travel shows on public television and public radio

Rattling around late at night in an empty Siena, I found myself curbside at the craziest horse race in the world, the Palio. For him, there is no “one” subject that he photographs; he chooses to shoot what he sees.

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Felix Francis is the son of the late Dick Francis, who was the bestselling author of more than 40 mystery novels.

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Triple Crown winners, like Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew, are revered. Kentucky’s native spirit, bourbon, is proudly boosted around the region.

Edward VII once described Goodwood as “a garden party with racing tacked on,” and he wasn’t far from right (the king was a frequent guest).

Siena’s Palio is one of the most difficult and ancient bareback horse races in the world with origins dating back centuries. Hold on to your gnocchi!

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If it’s springtime in America, there are few places lovelier to be than Lexington, Kentucky.

The prized derby is this weekend in Churchill Downs and hat makers everywhere are having their yearly rush. The city by that name is well worth visiting, but it is in the surrounding hillsides that you find the soul of the place, especially between April and October. We went again the following year to majestic Belmont Park and every year after that for the next 15 years to see the Belmont Stakes. Queso lover, Auburn Tiger, Southern by nature, San Francisco by nurture.

I saw my first Belmont Stakes in 1972 when Riva Ridge prevailed by seven lengths. “I’ll be right back.” And with that, he handed me the lead rope attached to the halter of Secretariat, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973.

Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. If you’re open-minded however, watch the Kentucky Derby this year

He named the facility ‘Churchill Downs’ which was officially incorporated in 1937. On May 11, 1892, African-American jockey Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton, age 15 became the youngest rider to win the Derby on 11th May, 1892. Churchill Downs is the Louisville’s premier racetrack, founded by Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. Drawing around 155,000 fans, the race is one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. Regret was the first filly to win the Kentucky Derbyin 1915 whereas and in 1917, the English bred colt “Omar Khayyam” was the first foreign-bred horse to win the race.

Staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. Aptly named “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for its duration, the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing with the Preakness and Belmont to follow.

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If you’re fortunate enough to be in Louisville in the first week of May, you’re surely going to have loads of fun and excitement. The region of Kentucky has been a major center of horse breeding and racing, and traces its traditions back to the late 18th century. The Bluegrass Region has since been noted for its ability to produce superior race horses and hosting several horse races.

From 1875 to 1902, African-American jockeys won 15 out of 28 runnings of the Kentucky Derby. Elwood won the race, the first Derby starter plus winner to be owned by a woman, Laska Durnell in 1904. . The Kentucky Derby Festival includes a whirlwind of vibrant activities, ranging from fireworks show to concerts, Kentucky Derby Betting, Spelling Bee, sports, races, marathons and many add to the historic running of the Kentucky Derby. Later Gallant Fox became the second horse to win all three races and the public loved referring these horses as Super horses. May in Louisville features a high stakes equine race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses called the Kentucky Derby.

In order to earn huge chunk of amount, the horse owners started sending their victorious Derby horses to compete a few weeks after in the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York. Moreover, the term Triple Crown didn’t come for about another eleven years. The Kentucky derby is also noted as ‘The Run for the Roses’ for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. All three races provided the largest purse and in 1919 Sir Barton was the first horse to win all three races. The annual event of Kentucky Derby Race also garners the attention from world-wide audiences for the following Kentucky Derby Festival. who organized the Louisville Jockey Club to raise money to build quality racing facilities outside the city. A large number of visitors flock to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May to watch one of the most famed horse races in the world, the Kentucky Derby. The festival lasts for two weeks following the day of Kentucky Derby