Racing Executive Admits Multiple Thousands of Thoroughbreds Slaughtered Annually
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM HorseracingWrongs.org
November 2019

One of the most prominent, powerful people in racing concedes that multiple thousands of “equine athletes” are brutally and violently bled-out and butchered each year  - at least 7,500.

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Inside the transport truck, on the way to be slaughtered...

In a recent USA Today article on horse slaughter, this: “…an estimated 7,500 thoroughbreds a year are slaughtered for human consumption, according to Alex Waldrop, president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.”

Yes, that’s right, one of the most prominent, powerful people in racing concedes that multiple thousands of “equine athletes” are brutally and violently bled-out and butchered each year.

Waldrop’s number, 7,500, shocking as it is, is almost surely understated: One industry-linked vet puts it at 10,000-12,000; an apologist writer says it’s even more.

This, alone, should be enough for all Americans of good conscience to support the abolition of this vile industry.

A reminder – photos from the slaughter pipeline (courtesy of Animals’ Angels):

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Transporting horses to be slaughtered...

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Horses just prior to being slaughtered...

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On the transport truck on the way to be slaughtered...

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About to be slaughtered... 


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