Help end horseracing in the United States

by Horseracing Wrongs Inc.
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
Help end horseracing in the United States
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Sep 8, 2020

Horseracing Wrongs September Update!

Laurel Park Protest
Laurel Park Protest

Friends,

While much of the world ground to a halt this past spring, including most every other form of legal gambling, horseracing, with few exceptions, was allowed to continue. This entirely explains the increase in wagering that the industry is fond of touting. But rest assured, this uptick is temporary. As soon as casinos begin to reopen, the numbers will go back to normal.

 

Our work, of course, continues, too. In addition to our usual daily reporting on the website - facts and data exposing the racing industry that can only be found on horseracingwrongs.org - we have been working diligently on cruelty investigations: identifying and facilitating the rescue of (egregiously) at-risk, still-on-the-track horses and laying bare the stories of just-off-the-track horses who have landed in kill pens or in similarly perilous situations.


We have also been working closely with advocates in both Massachusetts and Georgia. In the case of the former, attempting to keep Thoroughbred racing from returning to New England (Suffolk Downs, New England's sole remaining track, closed last year). With the latter, we are trying to stop racing from being introduced for the very first time; toward that end, we have had conversations with professional lobbyists about enlisting their services.


Meanwhile, the subsidy (corporate welfare) issue is finally garnering attention from politicians. In February, Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania proposed stripping some $200 million of government largess from the racing industry and using those funds to establish 25,000 college scholarships. More recently, Governor Murphy of New Jersey has sought to cut the $20 million subsidy that that state's racing industry is due to receive next year. We wholeheartedly support, and will continue to lobby for, these measures, as without this public funding much of U.S. horseracing would disappear, virtually overnight. 


Finally, even in these trying times, our protest work continues. In recent months, brave, dedicated, and passionate activists have staged HW demonstrations in front of tracks in multiple states, including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. As long as the horses are suffering and dying, we will stand resolute and strong. We are their voices.

 

For the horses, 

 

Patrick Battuello

Founder and President


 

Investigating and Exposing Cruelty:
 What happens to the horses who survive the track? Used up, no longer profitable to their connections, they are dumped. Our investigations reveal the truth about Thoroughbred retirement: it is a myth. Off-the-track horses are laundered, ending up in kill pens or in the hands of new owners where they often are neglected and allowed to suffer. Our vice president and chief cruelty investigator, Joy Aten, exposes the cruelty and facilitates rescue within the Horseracing Wrongs community, if it's not too late.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your ongoing partnership allows us to continue our work to end horseracing in the United States.

 

  • Investigating and exposing cruelty.
  • Partnering with local advocates to educate about horseracing cruelty in their communities.
  • Contacting lawmakers on both the state and national levels.
Cruelty Investigations
Cruelty Investigations

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