FACTS of Interest

About animals, food, health, the environment, and more each day...
an All-Creatures.org presentation

Today's FACT | A - Z Listing | List by Date | List by Subject

18 June 2008

Many former racing horses are slaughtered for profit.

When a thoroughbred race horse reaches the end of its career or is simply no longer profitable on the track, it is often taken directly to auction and sold for meat. Because horse slaughter is no longer practiced in this country, these thoroughbreds are now being shipped by "killer buyers" to slaughterhouses abroad.

* SOURCE:
   "Hidden Horses" - HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, May 12, 2008
   http://www.hbo.com/realsports/stories/2008/episode.134.s2.html

* LEARN MORE:
   The Hidden Secret Behind Horseracing - Video
   Horse Racing: Behind the Glamour - Video
   Stop Horse Racing -  Campaign Information

Previous Day  |  Next Day