Golden Gate strikes again. Yesterday, Ailish’s Buttercup became the second horse to be killed there in three days. This, coming hard on the heels of announcing a reopen date. Good times. Ailish’s Buttercup was five and had been put to the whip 34 times.
But wait, there’s more. Same day, Santa Anita: Tailback, also training. He was four and had been put to the whip twice. Saturday, Los Alamitos: Rowboat Romeo, also while training. He was two and being prepped for his debut.
Three tracks over three days: four kills (and now 41 dead on the year). Reform, California Horseracing style.
Voice your outrage: Link this post. Cite data from this website. Tell them horseracing is animal cruelty; horseracing must end.