The NYS Gaming Commission reports that High Knuckles was killed while training Tuesday at Belmont: “pulled up severely lame at 3/8 pole, splint applied and ambulanced to barn where examination revealed necessity for euthanasia.” He was two years old and had been put to the whip three times.
The New York Racing Association, home to “demonstrably safer racing,” has now hosted 70 equine kills this year. 70. And all in the name of gambling. Look folks, I realize there’s lots going on, but this is carnage, and it is immoral – and it must end.
Voice your outrage: Link this post. Cite data from this website. Tell them horseracing is animal cruelty; horseracing must end.
Assembly Speaker Heastie
Majority Leader Cousins
“Domestic Animal Welfare” Committee
NYS State Senators