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Tracks Respond to Group's Warning That Rising Temperatures Can Lead to Heatstroke and Death in ThoroughbredsFor Immediate Release: July 21, 2011Contact:Robbyn Brooks 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. — After whistleblowers reported that two
thoroughbreds had collapsed from heat stress
at the Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Ill., PETA sent urgent letters
to 17 racetracks in locations now experiencing soaring temperatures calling on
officials to suspend races for the duration of the current heat advisory. As a
result, New York's Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, Monmouth Park
in New Jersey, Pennsylvania's Presque Isle Downs, Colonial Downs
in Virginia, and Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack have all joined Iowa's Prairie
Meadows Racetrack—which had already announced that it was halting race
activity—in canceling their Thursday races. This makes for an unprecedented six
racetracks that have suspended races out of concern for animal welfare.
"Horses are pushed to the limit every time they race,
and the added physical stress caused by skyrocketing temperatures can have
deadly consequences," says PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo.
"We're urging all racetrack officials to prevent tragedy by canceling
races whenever their state faces extreme heat."
In letters sent to racetrack stewards across the country,
PETA points out that the current high temperatures put horses at risk of
heatstroke, brain damage, and death. An average of three horses die in racing
every day, and extreme heat can easily add to this death toll. By suspending
racing until temperatures cool, racetracks can help forestall further
Copies of PETA's letters to racetrack officials are available
upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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