Famous horse trainer banned from Britain after sitting on dead horse

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2021/03/02/famous-horse-trainer-banned-from-britain-after-sitting-on-dead-horse.html

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Racing horse trainer treats horses with contempt? I’m shocked comrades.

Fuck all the crooked shills for the .0001 percenters. Sport of kings they say. Kings are parasitic scum living off the people and impoverishing them.

They’re like greyhound racing, but posher. The only thing worthwhile about the whole business is the horses. They are magnificent beasts.

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I guess one thing worse than beating a dead horse is sitting on one?

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Horse Racing is blood sport and nothing less. Whipping/Drugging/Torture any animal to preform is sub-human at best and should be outlawed.

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Thoroughbred horse racing is horrific and should have been banned long ago… along with greyhound racing.

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Roger That!

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I agree with the above comments; surely the real story here is the dead horse rather than the unfeeling arsehole.

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I never understood the fascination with animal sports. Then again, I never understood the fascination with human sports either.

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I am 100% sure that the horse didn’t mind. You can use me as a recliner once I’m dead.

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I was planning on hollowing you out, so I could keep warm until the next sunrise on Hoth.

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You thought he smelled bad on the outside…

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london theatre GIF by Les Miserables Musical

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I don’t see the problem with sitting in a dead horse. If they want to outrage on something maybe do something to stop horses getting dead.

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At least greyhound racing is on its way out. 5 states have done away with it. It only occurs in West Virginia, Arkansas, Iowa and Texas.

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I think the real story is that this is the norm and the BHA doesn’t want the rest of the world to find that out. And if people are pissed about him sitting on a dead horse, wait til they find out what horse trainers do to the live ones.

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"…banned from Britain…"

Gordon Elliott, Ireland’s famous trainer of champions, was photographed sitting on a dead horse and now they won’t let him into Britain.

Seemed a little odd that this would get someone turned away at the border, since it’s probably not even a misdemeanor crime in either place. Sure enough:

Leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has been temporarily banned from racing in Britain after being pictured sitting on a dead horse.

Sliiiiiiiiiiightly different.

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It’s still not clear. Can he enter a footrace, or engage in auto-racing?

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Yeah, y’all are correct the dead don’t seem to mind, it is us living caring people who think disrespecting the dead is crass and distasteful.

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But it’s alright for the landed gentry to rip foxes etc apart ffs he sat on a DEAD horse

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After it was sat on, that horse’s corpse was almost certainly scooped up by a front end loader, dumped into a truck, unloaded by another loader or chain host, and dumped into a digester tank full of lye until it dissolved and could be dumped down the sewer. Being sat on was the least disrespectful thing that happened to it that day.

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