Note: This event
was canceled in 2004
For two years now, the Bronx Bar Association has held a
"Day at the Races" at Belmont Park in July, $60 incl lunch, gratuities,
preferred parking. THE EVENT IS BEING ARRANGED NOW.
Previous requests to meet with the Bar Association
about this event have been ignored.
Please contact Bronx Bar Association President Frank
Loverro and demand they stop profiting from animal cruelty. This task is not
made any easier given the popularity of the vile SEABISCUIT; but these are
the LAWMAKERS - they should not be participating in ANY events that involve
animals and, as the lawmakers, they should be educated - THEY ARE THE ONES
WHO WILL DICTATE ANIMAL LAW.
EDUCATE THE LAWMAKERS ABOUT THE REALITY OF HORSE
According to the Peta website, "Drug abuse, injuries to
horses, race fixing and organized crime are integral to the horse racing
industry. Whips and blinders are visible reminders that it is just another
form of animal exploitation...SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE called the
enormous amount of horses injured during a race '...appalling and
unacceptable.' Horses often run at 7 years old, before their bones have
fully matured, and are often injured as a result...60 to 90% of racehorses
are significantly lame. Horseracing is, for all practical purposes, exempt
from all anticruelty laws.
Horses who fail to bring in winnings likely suffer an
early death, and their flesh is sold overseas for human consumption or dog
'kill buyers' have standing agreements with race tracks
whose owners have decided that they are not performing adequately.
According to a former trainer, horse owners 'drug these
horses up with Bute, steroids, to make them race when they shouldn't be, but
when the horse breaks down, they don't euthanize him because with the price
of horsemeat they can get more money if they get him to the slaughterhouse
live (required for human consumption). So they stick that horse on the
trailer with a broken leg, without any pain killers because they're too
cheap to give the horse medication.'
(all sources are sited in the website)
Susan Wagner of Equine Advocates has refused to get
involved with this event in any way. IT IS UP TO YOU TO SPEAK FOR THESE
Email Pres. Frank Loverro at:
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