Quit horsing around
From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

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

Quit horsing around

Letter as published on NY Daily News
May 22, 2020

Tuckahoe, N.Y.: Re “Cuomo lets race tracks reopen without fans” (May 17): He should reopen them without the horses, too. Horse racing is a cruel, scandal and drug-ridden disgrace that should have been banned decades ago.

It is responsible for the crippling and deaths of hundreds of these intelligent, beautiful animals each year, with little government oversight since money is king, and politicians are glad to turn a blind eye on rampant abuse and negligence. Let the jockeys whip each other to make them run faster.

Take off the blinders, folks. Education and evolution is thankfully opening eyes and changing minds; it should change Cuomo’s too.

Kiley Blackman

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