Our Successful Protest at Saratoga

Yesterday, we held our first protest of the season at the most celebrated of American racetracks, Saratoga. As I’ve often said, the reason to protest is twofold: to engage the public – educate, obviously, but also to make entering patrons uncomfortable (not to shame) in their purchasing decisions; and to garner media, which, it goes without saying, disseminates our message exponentially. While measuring the effectiveness of the former takes time, the latter, at least yesterday, was immediately successful. We were covered (and interviewed) by no fewer than five outlets:

The Daily Gazette (front page, below)
Focus on Albany
Hill Country Observer (article to be published in August)

A warm thanks to all who turned out…

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  1. That’s awesome to see the bottom half of the front page with the headline, story and picture!
    Thank you to everyone fighting the fight for what’s right. It reminds of this:

    “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
    By Benjamin Franklin

    For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
    For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
    For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
    For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
    For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost —
    And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.

    Everyone counts no matter how insignificant it may appear at the time.

  2. Thank you for doing this. I will never understand why most people think dog racing is cruel but horse racing is acceptable.

  3. Wonderful job!! A sincere. thank you to ALL who attended.
    Congratulations Patrick on the media coverage! I listened to the radio interview.
    The length of the broadcast was impressive.
    And that she wants Another interview is Great!
    It seems this is a formidable location for The message you’re conveying but I believe persistence pays off.

  4. So happy to see so many are paying attention! Thank you for your persistence and dedication! You are the voice for the race horses.

    • Thank you for supporting HorseRacingWrongs as we expose the ugly facts, educate the public and fight to shut down an industry that exploits and kills these magnificent horses.
      You BET – They DIE 🚫🏇🏽🚫

  5. Good-hearted people will in time stay away from horse racing not only in Saratoga but here in New Mexico and everywhere. Drain this “sport” of income gained from cheating and animL suffering! The more people know the less they will be inclined to support what is tantamount to the Roman Colosseum in my mind. Good work Patrick and everybody.

    • Sadly, they don’t need a single person in attendance to collect their government handouts.

  6. Fabulous! Since I could not be there in person, I’m always with you in sprit and in other actions, like emailing the governor and signing petitions. Keep up the good fight – lives depend upon it.

  7. Hope that at least some people will change their minds about attending horse races. Please keep this up and I’ll join in next time.

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