I first reported on Salt On the Rim in June. At the time, the 12-year-old was being readied for her 102nd race. The abuse, of course, continued, and continues: In the 5th race at Mountaineer tonight, Salt is set to go under the whip for the 106th time. As I previously wrote, knowing what we know about the effects of this vile industry – 4-, 3-, even 2-year-olds plagued with osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease; over 90% of active racehorses suffering from ulcers – imagine what this poor, old (for racing) lady’s body must look and, more important, feel like.
Look, I know this is repetitive, but if every person reading this today – and we have thousands of site visitors daily – called, pressured, harangued the relevant authorities, we may just get a measure of justice. At the least, they’ll know we’re here, and not going away. Please, for Salt.
West Virginia Executive Director Joe Moore: 304-558-2150; email@example.com
West Virginia Commissioners: phones, emails
Mountaineer Chief Steward Jim O’Brien: 304-387-8371; jim.o’firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountaineer Investigator Bret Smith: 304-387-8530; email@example.com
Mountaineer Contact Form; 800-804-0468 (ask for racing office)