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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704


Saddle Sadism

Published in the NY DAILY NEWS, May 27, 2006:

Bronxville, N.Y.:

Horse racing is a cruel and heartless sport ("Relaxed Barbaro on mend," May 24). What if a child, already weakened by some genetic flaw, was pressured into joining the school track team, and the coach rode behind him on a scooter, whipping him to go faster and faster until his little heart seized or his ankle broke? Would that be an acceptable "sport"?

Kimberly Sue Desio

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