PETA Statement re 30th Death at Santa Anita

For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2019

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Arcadia, Calif. – Greetings from PETA and Social Compassion in Legislation. Please see the statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo on the death of American Currency, the 30th horse to die at Santa Anita Park since December 26:

Banning the infamous Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer from all Stronach tracks sends a message to every sleazy trainer that if your horses drop like flies, you will drop with them. Other trainers with multiple violations and the blood of dead horses on their hands should go the same way, pronto. PETA and Social Compassion in Legislation are working with the California Horse Racing Board and California legislators to enact rules and legislation to get to zero fatalities and this means that trainers with multiple violations must not be licensed in this state. Ending racing would be the better, but nothing less than these conditions is acceptable.

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

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