PETA Statement: Report on Santa Anita Horse Death

For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2020

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Arcadia, Calif. – Please see this statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the death of Uncontainable at Santa Anita Park:

Two horses dead in two days means horses are being forced to race when they shouldn’t be. Uncontainable had two very long periods last year when he wasn’t raced, which likely indicates injury and the need for special attention by veterinarians. If we at PETA can see that by looking at his racing record, surely the state veterinarians can too. The only acceptable fatality rate is zero, and if racing can’t be done without horses dying, it shouldn’t be done at all.

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 worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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