Tuesday, February 05, 2008
The Jurga Report - Full Story
February 5 2008
Two unlikely newsmakers share a story this week. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has spoken out against a proposed endurance horse race across North Africa that would replace this year's Paris-to-Dakar car race.
The famous off-road car race was canceled for security reasons, fearing terrorist intervention.
Enter Omar Osama bin Laden, the 26-year-old estranged son of Al Queda leader Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden the Younger has proposed a horse race to replace the car race, and is serving as spokesman and organizer, with his British wife. The race would cover 4800 km (roughly 3000 miles) and the horses would "race" 30 miles per day.
Bin Laden refers to the project in the international press as a "peace mission".
PETA calls it cruelty...
Posted by The Equestrian Vagabond at 4:47 PM