PETA Slams South Korean Officials for Erasure of Racehorse Slaughter Records

From October 2020 to June 2021, more than 900 horses were killed in South Korea. The Korea Racing Authority doesn’t want anyone to know their identities.

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New York Passes Anti-Horse Slaughter Bill

This legislative victory comes after hard work by the New York State Humane Association and PETA supporters in New York who contacted their legislators.

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PETA Exposes Trainer Bob Baffert’s Business Ties to Kentucky Horse Racing Commissioners

PETA calls on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to address potential conflicts of interest related to Medina Spirit’s trainer, Bob Baffert.

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PETA’s Mobile Billboard Urges ‘Moral Distancing’ From Kentucky Derby

Social distancing? How about moral distancing from the Kentucky Derby? PETA’s new billboard speaks up for horses whose lives are in danger.

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Race Bettors Cash In While the Winning Horse Dies on the Track

Zenden spent the last moments of his life being whipped and run to his death. He died during the Dubai Golden Shaheen while bettors, trainers, and owners cashed in on his “win.”

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Shocking New Report Exposes 1,400 Deaths on Pennsylvania Tracks

Seventy-eight Thoroughbreds have died on tracks in Pennsylvania since January 2020—and millions of tax dollars pay for it.

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Horse Racing Industry Censors Jockey’s Remark—Still Allows Cruel Whips

In an offensive interview, jockey Robby Albarado made light of whipping horses.

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Competitive Jumper Who Publicly Beat Horse Is Fined and Suspended

Kevin Lemke used excessive force to whip Good Luck during a competition. Now, he faces his own punishment.

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WATCH: Racehorse Breakdown at Turfway Park

After hearing from PETA, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) confirmed that it is investigating the breakdown of Miss Eau de Vie at Turfway Park.

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Churchill Downs Refuses Even to Report on Feasibility of Safer Track

As a shareholder, PETA is calling on Churchill Downs racetrack to do more to help horses. Find out what you can do to help change the deadly racing industry.

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Huge Progress! PETA’s Horse-Doping Investigation Changes Racing as We Know It

The first-ever federal oversight of medication dosage in horse racing just passed, and it all started with one PETA investigation.

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New Studies Show Why Racetracks Should Go Whip-Free for Horses

Since research proves that horses are much more sensitive to whips than people may realize, passing rules prohibiting whips in races remains a top priority.

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PETA Becomes a Shareholder in 4 Racetrack-Owning Companies

For four racetrack-owning companies, there’s a new shareholder in town: PETA. See how we’re going to help horses at racetracks across the U.S.!

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From Racetracks to Refuge—This Thoroughbred’s Rescue Story Will Melt Your Heart

If local activists hadn’t alerted PETA that Pastel was at an auction, the 18-year-old Thoroughbred wouldn’t be enjoying new pastures and friends at her sanctuary home.

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GRAPHIC: Horses Killed, Dumped on Bike Trail in Los Angeles County

It’s sickening to consider the pain and fear of these horses’ final moments, and PETA is calling on officials to be transparent and to throw the book at their killers.

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