Topic: Jockeys Injured by Birds
Author: Paul Tait
Source: Dutchfurs.com / Reuters
Date: Thursday, Mar. 31, 2005
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Who was most responsible for this incident?
(the jockeys, the owners, the horses, the birds?)
How could this accident have been prevented?
What risks are associated with horse racing? How about benefits?
What precautions should jockeys take when racing?
The article mentions eradicating the pesky birds.
What, in your opinion, is the best way to do that?
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Do you think it is all right to bet on horse races? Why or why not?
If the race is called off because of a bizarre incident like this,
how should the betters’ money be returned to them?
Should the jockeys be compensated for their injuries? If so, by whom?
What do you think of those who make money from other people’s gambling?