For Immediate Release:
May 26, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Arcadia, Calif. – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo on the euthanasia announced today of Kochees, the 26th horse to die at Santa Anita race track since December:
Santa Anita and all California tracks must suspend racing until the ongoing investigation by the district attorney is complete and the new rules have been strengthened. Decreasing the number of broken bones is not enough. PETA and Social Compassion in Legislation are currently working with The Stronach Group and the California Horse Racing Board to enact new regulations and laws to stop all deaths. Nothing short of a zero-fatality rate 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, a human-supremacist view of the world. For more information, please visit PETA.org.