21 dead horses in Wellington, Florida after a botched illegal injection of Biodyl, a French made drug that aids in exhaustion. Biodyl is not approved by the FDA for use in the US and is a banned substance. Still the polo team, Lechuza Caracas, thought they were above the law and went and hired a pharmacist to mix it for them and administer it anyway. Every press report keeps calling this a mix up in "vitamins." This was an illegal substance. No one is calling for game suspensions for this team, no one is calling for huge fines for
billionaire owner, Victor Vargas. Instead, they talk about Vargas holding a horses head in his arms as he cried. Probably because he just lost two million dollars in horses. I am not sad for this guy. This guy is a murderer. I am sad for his horses. All reports are blaming the pharmacist....unbelievable. Headlines should read "Polo Team kills its own Horses for Sport" or "Billionaire will do Anything to Win." The only article I found asking tough questions about drugging was this article in the Miami Herald and it is an opinion piece by Linda Robertson. In reading reports...the horses suffered horrific deaths. Shame on polo enthusiasts and participants who go on allowing the drugging of horses for sport. If you truly loved the game, you would be as outraged as I am.
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