I think this race is horrible.. However, if you have ever watched the Grand National or any steeplechase races,horses are maimed and killed during those races also.
BUT, I will never ever support anything HSUS or PETA supports. Those are two organizations that go hand in hand to eventually do away with animal ownership of any kind.
We all know about PETA,but lots of folks do not know that HSUS keeps all the money donated to them for salaries and ads, but do not have ONE, not ONE shelter or humane society in the country, nor do they support any.