The recent death of 33 horses since Christmas at the Santa Anita race track in California has prompted calls for a temporary halt to racing by Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Horseracingwrongs.com reports 2,000 horses die racing or training on American tracks each year, and thousands more are confined, whipped, and drugged, suffering painful injuries. This figure does not represent the horses that did not make the grade because they were not fast enough, got injured, as the majority are just very young – or the rough equivalent of a kindergartner, and their bones are not fully developed.

Horse racing is described as an institutionalized exploitation of baby horses. Those no longer a profit, are sold like junk, in the back of the tracks, abandoned by their owners. The vast majority of the 15,000 “retired” racehorses are trucked to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico to be violently slaughtered and thousands are strung-up and bled-out annually.

The U.S. horse racing industry is engaged in wholesale carnage. Horse racing is an exploitation of a weaker species for $2 bets and frivolous entertainment.

For more information, go to horseracingwrongs.com.

Silvie Pomicter

Humane Educator

Voice Of The Animals

Chinchilla, Pennsylvania

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