PETA Statement re Northfield Park Installing a Fence Following Horse Death

For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2022

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Northfield, Ohio – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding MGM Northfield Park’s installation of a temporary fence around the infield pond. This follows PETA’s letter yesterday urging track officials to put up a fence immediately after the drowning death of a horse.

PETA is relieved that Northfield Park has complied with our request yesterday and is right now placing a temporary fence around the pond where a horse drowned. The tragedy is that it took a horse’s death to get officials to act. PETA will be watching closely to ensure that the temporary barrier is adequate and that a permanent fence is constructed in short order.

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

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.

Contact

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind