PETA Statement: Breeders’ Cup Staying at Santa Anita

For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2019

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Arcadia, Calif. – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the decision to keep the Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita Park in November and not transfer them to Churchill Downs:

Who could possibly have thought that it was a good idea to move the Breeders’ Cup from a track that is trying to stop the carnage to one with an even more shameful record of fatalities? The Breeders’ Cup board made the right decision. Now, it should disallow trainers with multiple medication violations from all races.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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