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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


I worked in the horse racing industry

Letter to ADOW from Amanda Jones
April 21, 2012

Sadly for my sins I worked in the racing industry breaking for a guy called Roy Trigg in Billingshurst, who broke for Guy Harwood in Pulborough. Everything you say is so true - I saw everything in the raw - and it didn't matter how much the fillies and colts were worth! I'm glad I was there, as what doesn't kill you makes you stronger - and it has made me a stronger campaigner against the racing industry!!

Sometime we all need a bridge over troubled water - save a pound dog today.

Amanda's response about publishing her letter on our website:

Hi - thank you so much for that - yes by all means use my letter. The things I saw were atrocious!!! You know we had a Sir Ivor filly in at a year old who had been given an injection on the plane as she had started to panic. She had a huge lump in her neck - presumably this was the jab site? She wasn't good on her legs really. Roy Trig tried to break her in the next day!

She dropped to her knees and wouldn't move - he beat her and beat her leaving welts as wide as 3 inches. He then lit a fire under her tail using some hay to get her up. When she finally got back into the stable yard we had to hose her down for 3 hours solid to get the welts to go down as her famous-heart-surgeon owner was visiting the next  day! When he arrived he offered me 100 tip as usual. I refused his money and left the next day.

Please feel free to use this as well. Money, people and animals will never mix. Greed will always win when it comes down to animals and persecution. If I can do anything at all please don't hessitate to ask!! :)

All the very best.

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