PETA Statement re Billy Busch’s Bid to Buy Back Budweiser

For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2023

David Perle 202-483-7382

St. Louis – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding Billy Busch’s announcement that he wants to buy back Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser:

PETA hopes Billy Busch does buy back Anheuser-Busch so that he can end the mutilations of the Budweiser Clydesdales. As PETA revealed, Anheuser-Busch amputates the Budweiser Clydesdales tailbones for purely cosmetic reasons, a painful disfiguration that involves severing part of the spine, means the horses can never fight off biting insects, and impairs their balance forever. Anyone who knows horses, as Mr. Busch does, would never allow this abuse to continue.

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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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