PETA Statement re Northfield Park Installing a Fence Following Horse Death

For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2022

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

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