The Suicide Race

Friday, Aug 11

There is a spectacle going on at the Omak Stampede, right here in my beloved Washington state, called the Suicide Race. But it isn’t suicide from the horses’ perspective: it’s murder.

Every year, horses are crippled and killed in this “race”. This kind of blood-spectacle should have gone out with the Romans, feeding Christians to lions and pitting gladiators against each other. It is a cruel travesty, and there is no excuse for it. It galls me that people will pay money and turn out in droves to watch something like this.

The horses have no choice. They are forced to participate.

I’m speaking out against this, every chance I get, from every possible platform. It’s JUST PLAIN WRONG.

Furthermore, it’s NOT the cowboy way. Can you see Sam O’Ballivan endorsing something like this? Or any one of the McKettricks?

NO WAY. This is unspeakably cruel.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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