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Protest Horse Racing at the Belmont Stakes

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  • Ima Vegan
    ****Cross Post Freely**** Protest Cruel Horse Racing at the Belmont Stakes On Saturday, Win Animal Rights will stand in solidarity with Peta and other
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2008
      ****Cross Post Freely****

      Protest Cruel Horse Racing
      at the Belmont Stakes

      On Saturday, Win Animal Rights will stand in
      solidarity with Peta and other concerned animal
      advocates to protest horse racing and the running of
      the Belmont Stakes.

      Date/Time: Saturday, June 7, 2008 @ 10:00 AM
      Place: Belmont Park - Main Entrance
      Target: Belmont Stakes

      If anyone wants to know more about this issue or if
      you doubt the level of cruelty inherent to the racing
      industry, please let us know. We would be happy to
      share first hand experiences about what goes on behind
      the scenes. A short list:

      * Horses race hurt
      * Horses race drugged
      * Horses routinely receive steroids
      * Thoroughbred horses are inbred (most are
      progency of Native Dancer and/or Man O War)
      * Slow horses are sold to slaughter
      * Many slow horses become meat for international
      * Horses are murdered for insurance money
      (insurance fraud barn fires are routine)
      * Horses are whipped to 'improve' performance

      The Triple Crown is particularly cruel because the
      horses are raced before their bones are fully formed,
      under adverse circumstances including too little time
      between races and transport from one city to another
      which is particularly stressful to the horse. The
      Belmont Stakes is probably the cruelest of the three
      races because it is at the end of a grueling schedule
      and it is the longest of the three races at a mile and
      a half. It goes at a distance that 3 year old horses
      are not used to and shouldn't be made to run.

      NPR has a good article and a photographic slide show
      that pictures the catastrophic injuries of race
      horses, in the past, including the most recent death
      of Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby this year. The
      filly, Eight Belles, finished the race a strong second
      and before she could leave the racetrack snapped both
      front legs (see picture above). A makeshift tent was
      pulled around the downed filly and she was euthanized
      right there on the track. This horrible spectacle was
      witnessed by a record crowd at Churchill Downs. You
      can find the article, audio links and slide show here:


      Belmont is accessible by car or by public
      transportation. For directions see:


      For more info contact Win Animal Rights at:
      Call: 646.267.9934 or visit the WAR website at:

      W.A.R. (WIN ANIMAL RIGHTS) is an independent
      non-profit organization not affiliated or associated
      with SHAC, SHAC USA or any other group or organization
      and does not conduct or incite any illegal activity.
      The above information is not meant to incite or
      request any illegal actions or illegal activities of
      any kind. If you have any questions about the
      legality of any act, we encourage everyone receiving
      this (or the) action alert(s) to check your local laws
      and ordinances before proceeding to do anything.
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