For Immediate Release:
July 31, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
San Diego – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo on the death of Bowl of Soul, the second Bob Baffert–trained horse to die this month:
Del Mar needs to come clean on the deaths of horses as soon as they occur. Whistleblowers alerted PETA to the death of the 3-year-old filly Bowl of Soul. The days when victims of racing were merely statistics within the industry are over. Excuses for fatal injuries such as “twisted ankles” and “freak accidents” must be dropped along with the veil of secrecy. Bowl of Soul’s death must be thoroughly investigated, and the results—including medication and workout records—must be released publicly so that bettors and others know what’s what. Anything less is a cover-up and can’t be tolerated.
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.