Category: Horse Racing
Churchill Downs Under Investigation Following the Deaths of a Dozen Horses
The deaths of 12 horses have prompted an investigation into Churchill Downs—and PETA’s urging more action.
‘Churchill Downs Is a Killing Field’—Eighth Horse Death in Just Over Two Weeks at Kentucky Derby Track
Churchill Downs is a killing field—they should play “Taps” at the Derby instead of “My Old Kentucky Home.”
PETA Investigation Leads to Big Progress for Horses Abused in California’s Underground Racing
How—and why—is the California Horse Racing Board leading the nation? Get the dirt on underground racing and what PETA did to help horses.
Why Do Horses Keep Dying at England’s Grand National Festival?
The death toll continues to rise each year at the Grand National Festival in England. Find out what can you do to help stop it.
Why Whisker Trimming and Mane Pulling Are Cruel to Horses
Did you know that horses have whiskers? Horse whiskers are commonly shaved off, and their manes are often pulled just so they’ll look a certain way.
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New York Governor Wants to Lend Nearly Half a Billion Dollars for WHAT?
Why is the Coalition to End Horse Racing Subsidies going up against New York’s governor? PETA reveals the answer via some disturbing facts and lets you know how to help.
22 Victories for Animals Exploited for Entertainment in 2022
PETA celebrated major wins for exploited animals in 2022, including a successful nationwide search for a chimpanzee and taking down a “Tiger King” villain in court.
5 Shocking PETA Investigations That Sparked Major Action for Animals in 2022
See some of the shocking findings that PETA’s investigations uncovered—and how our work helped animals in 2022.
Horses’ Deaths at Black Market Races Prompt PETA to Push for Criminal Probe
Unsanctioned horse races at Carril Red Springs in North Carolina left at least two horses dead. PETA had warned officials prior to the event that deaths were likely.
Win for Horses! New York Says ‘Neigh’ to $450 Million Horse Racing Industry Ask
Legislators finally said “no” to the greedy New York horse racing industry. Help PETA make this victory the first of many for horses used in racing.
VIDEO: 2022 Kentucky Derby Winner ‘Rich Strike’ Punched in the Face by Outridertwitter.com/dontstartnuthin
Watch what happened to racehorse Rich Strike after he won the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Here’s how PETA is taking action.
Veterinarian Responsible for Racehorse Laoban’s Death Gets License Suspended
The license of the veterinarian responsible for racehorse Laoban’s death has been suspended. But is it enough?
From Doping to Corporate Welfare: These Shocking Investigations Blew the Lid Off New York Horse Racing Corruption
From doping to corporate welfare, these shocking investigations have blown the lid off the New York horse racing industry. Take action now!
WATCH: Where There’s a Will to Help Animals, There’s a Way!
From morning shows to county fairs, PETA staff members are always looking for new, creative ways to help animals. Watch the second of three videos to learn how they do it!
Progress! Plans for South Korean Horsemeat Pet Food Factory Have Been Scrapped
In the wake of a shocking PETA investigation, pressure from the group and local activists has scuttled plans for a new horsemeat pet food factory in South Korea.
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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind