“Kaley Cuoco, the star of the popular TV show “”The Big Bang Theory,”” has expressed her desire to rescue a horse that was punched during the equestrian events at the Tokyo Olympics.
The incident has sparked outrage among animal lovers and has led to calls for stricter regulations to protect animals in sports.
The horse in question is a 10-year-old gelding named Saint Boy, who was competing in the individual jumping event with his rider, Algerian equestrian Karim El Zoghby. During the event, El Zoghby was seen punching the horse in the stomach several times, causing the animal to rear up in pain.
The incident was caught on camera and quickly went viral on social media, with many people expressing their shock and disgust at the rider’s behavior. The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has launched an investigation into the incident and has promised to take appropriate action.
Kaley Cuoco, who is a well-known animal lover and horse enthusiast, took to Instagram to express her outrage at the incident and to offer to rescue Saint Boy. In a post on her Instagram story, she wrote, “”This is a disgrace and makes me sick. I feel so sorry for this horse. I would buy him in a heartbeat and let him live out his days in peace and love.””
Cuoco’s post has been widely shared on social media, with many people applauding her for her compassion and her willingness to take action. However, some have also criticized her for offering to buy the horse, arguing that this would only encourage the mistreatment of animals in sports.
Despite the controversy, Cuoco’s post has drawn attention to the issue of animal welfare in sports and has sparked a wider conversation about the need for stricter regulations to protect animals from abuse. Many animal rights activists have called for a ban on the use of whips and other forms of physical punishment in equestrian events, arguing that these practices are cruel and unnecessary.
The FEI has already taken steps to address these concerns, introducing new rules in 2020 that limit the use of whips and other aids in equestrian events. However, many animal rights activists argue that these rules do not go far enough and that more needs to be done to protect animals from abuse.
In the meantime, the fate of Saint Boy remains uncertain. The FEI has promised to take appropriate action against El Zoghby, but it is unclear what will happen to the horse. Cuoco’s offer to rescue him has drawn attention to his plight and has given hope to animal lovers around the world that he may yet find a happy and peaceful home.”