Kentucky’s Commonwealth Attorney Shirks Responsibility

Published by PETA.

It’s kinda like when someone asks you to do a project for them at the office, and you forward it on to a colleague in the hopes that you can get out of doing the work yourself. Except when most people do that, it means that, like, a report doesn’t get written or something. When a State’s Attorney tries to do it with a high-profile case, that can be a little bit more of a big deal. A few days ago, PETA called on Kentucky’s Commonwealth Attorney Dave Stengel to investigate criminal charges in the Eight Belles case under the state’s cruelty-to-animals statute, but we’ve just learned that Mr. Stengel has denied jurisdiction (i.e., he’s trying to wiggle out of it). So we urgently need to put pressure on the governor to tell Dave Stengel to do his job. You can help us out by writing to Governor Steve Beshear through our online form.The horseracing industry would like nothing better than to see this story go away, and it’s absolutely imperative that we find out the full details surrounding Eight Belles’ death while we still can.–JackPosted by Jack Shepherd, Marketing Coordinator

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