• Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

Horse is forced to drink bottle of champagne after winning race

ByHasan

Oct 21, 2020
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It is common for athletes to celebrate a win by popping some champagne — but one victory celebration has prompted outrage and claims of animal abuse.

A shocking video shows the moments following a horse’s victory in a big race, in which they are forced to drink a bottle of champagne by a handler.

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The incident occurred after the Mallorca’s Manacor Grand Prix, held in Spain on Monday. The winning horse, Helen Llinatrix, was rewarded with a cruel spectacle in which they were fed alcohol against their will.

A man is seen holding the reins and pouring a bottle of champagne into the horse’s mouth, even as it tries to pull away.

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No one in the crowd of onlookers objects to the stunt, instead they laugh and cheer as he empties the bottle into the horse than kisses it.

Watch the video below:

The video prompted outrage after being released online, with many saying it was animal abuse. The Balearic Islands’ Animal Association, Assaib, put out a statement saying the man was an “idiot” and that they had lodged a complaint with the authorities over animal mistreatment.

“It is clear from the footage that Helen Llinaritx is made to drink a bottle of champagne while the rest of those present laugh at what is happening,” the group said in a statement, according to Daily Mail.

“We consider this clear example of animal mistreatment appalling and it shows that this person doesn’t respect animals.”

What a horrible video. We hope this horse is okay, and this man faces consequences for force feeding it champagne — he shouldn’t be allowed near horses!

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