01/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/19/2020 17:38
For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2020
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Arcadia, Calif. - Please see this statement from PETA and Social Compassion in Legislation regarding the reported death of a horse in training at Santa Anita Park this morning:
Three dead horses in three days requires immediate action. The California Horse Racing Board was recently given the authority, in legislation backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, to suspend racing-and now it must do exactly that. There is no sense in the board allowing racing-and deaths-to continue until it enacts all its own pending regulations and acts on the recommendations of the Los Angeles County district attorney's Office. If it takes the closure of a track to stop the deaths, then close the track.
PETA-whose motto reads, in part, that 'animals are not ours to use for entertainment or abuse in any other way'-opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.