For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2023
David Perle 202-483-7382
St. Louis – The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t the only ones who will be flying around Busch Stadium on Thursday. As the Budweiser Clydesdales make an Opening Day appearance on the ground, PETA’s banner shaming Budweiser for mutilating the horses’ tailbones will soar overhead. As recently revealed in a damning PETA video exposé, the company severs horses’ tailbones by using a scalpel or a tight band that stops the blood supply to the tail, causing it to die and fall off—all so the Clydesdales will look a certain way when hitched to a beer wagon.
When: Thursday, March 30, 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Where: Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Ave. (at the intersection with S. Broadway), St. Louis
“Horses need their tailbones, and cutting them off causes immense pain, affects their balance, and removes their first line of defense against biting and disease-spreading insects,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is urging everyone to boycott Budweiser until the King of Tears stops disfiguring Clydesdales.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.