For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Baltimore – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo on the sudden death of Congrats Gal from “unknown causes” at the Miss Preakness Stakes:
The sickening collapse and sudden death of Congrats Gal at Pimlico today are proof that the Maryland racing industry has not done enough to protect horses. PETA will be calling for a formal investigation, including a necropsy and blood toxicology panel, and for the release of all medication and veterinary records. We will be contacting the district attorney’s office, as we did in California, where the D.A. has appointed a task force to investigate training and veterinary practices.
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 view of the world. For more information, please visit PETA.org.