CHAPTER FIVESTEWARDS

Leadership is your choice, not your title.

—Stephen R. Covey, bestselling author and professor

 

“I’m getting out. I’ve had enough.”

And so widely respected veterinary surgeon Dr. Gregory Ferraro walked away from his lucrative practice treating racehorses.1 Outraged about the abuse of steroids, painkillers, and other drugs on the track, he wrote:

Treatments designed to repair a horse’s injuries and to alleviate its suffering are now often used to get the animal out onto the track to compete—to force the animal, like some punch-drunk fighter, to make just one more round. Equine veterinary medicine has been misdirected from the art of healing to the craft of portfolio management, and the business of horse racing is in the process ...

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