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Victory! Horse Trainer Barred From Racing in California

Written by PETA | September 3, 2010


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horses in pasture

Earlier this week, we asked you to urge the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to terminate harness racer Christopher Lefebvre’s license to race in the state because of his deplorable track record—he has a criminal conviction for cruelty to animals in Maine, among other charges. Thanks to all of you who responded to our action alert, the board has now done just that!

Like their cousins who are used in thoroughbred racing, many horses who are used in harness racing are treated as if they were equipment, and most “losers” are sent to slaughter.

Thanks to everyone who took action, and hats off to the CHRB for doing the right thing!

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Valerie says:

    Thanks AGAIN PETA for helping to protect horses. The more you expose the more difficult it is for the thugs in the racing industry to hide!

  • Jasmine Chen says:

    yaaaaaaay. Horses everywhere are very happy to hear that. Let that be a lesson to Christopher Lefebvre cruelty to animals will NOT be tolerated!!!!

  • Dawn says:

    Damn that makes my day..Next project!!!

  • Sandra says:

    Well done. . .but you must know these people have ways of passing there horses off to friends in the race world and still be training and have a hand in what goes on with these horses. . I am speaking with 34 years exp of what goes on behind closed doors ! P.S. Dont even get me started with the show Jockey”s . . Lie’s lie’s lie’s