News Trigger’s Little Helper
posted by April 18 at 13:05 PMon
According to a Reuters news item, more than 300 horses stabled at the Belgrade Hippodrome might have to be sedated when the Rolling Stones hit Serbia this summer. Apparently there’s nowhere suitable to move the animals, so they will remain in their stalls only meters from the stage. Front-row seats at a Stones show normally go for upwards of $500.
Veterinarians plan on using diazepam, a tranquilizer that first became popular with non-horses in the ’60s as a means of easing the comedown from harder drugs. It was the top-selling US pharmeceutical from 1969-1982. In Serbia it sells under the name Bensedin and was a hugely popular sedative during the continuous bombing of Belgrade in 1999.