We are funding investigations into the illegal drugging of racehorses. We are turning the results over to Federal investigators who will make the arrests and press charges for race fixing, a federal offense. Learn more at our website »
ILLEGAL (CLANDESTINE) HORSE RACING
We have come close to busting some of these betting rings who use off track Thoroughbreds for illegal horse racing then sell them on to slaughter. But like dog fighting they changes venues often, seldom returning to the same location. It is also dangerous to approach or infiltrate these hardened criminals so it is expensive to get investigators to do it. Learn more at our website »
NEW! CLAIMING RACE ABUSE
We are taking on the abusive and deadly Claiming Race, particularly at racinos where they pay from first to last, with even the last place finisher making a bit of money, typically in the range of $200.
Cruel trainers are running horses over and over, with only a few days rest in between, and these overworked horses’ bodies are being destroyed, and they are breaking down and dying at an alarming rate. Learn more at our website »
COMING THIS APRIL: YOU BET. THEY DIE.
You Bet. They Die. is a combination social media and at the track protest campaign we are launching April 2016 to raise awareness about racehorse cruelty, injury and death. Betting is keeping this industry alive. The industry would collapse without it.
Besides electronic protesting activists we will be at as many race meetings as we can staff and supporting the ones that others are doing. There are some really terrific people taking this on and educating racegoers as they enter the track. And racegoers — who have no idea the cruelties and death associated with the way horse racing is managed in the U.S. — are sickened by it and leaving.
We are working on putting a group together to meet and greet and leaflet in Las Vegas the weekend of the Kentucky Derby. There are plenty of other sports and activities for people to bet on.
If you can’t be at the track you can help on social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. We will create a group of specific hashtags for you to use, so stay tuned for those.
We are very excited about the artwork being designed for this campaign. It will be used as the centerpiece of the You Bet. They Die. campaign. You will be knocked out!
We are giving away 10. We will have a draw Sunday night from those of you who click through via Tuesday’s Horse and makes a donation.
Oh, and gentle reminder, the clocks are moving forward one hour.
We can do a lot but we can’t do it on our own. We need you. Please see our You Bet. They Die. page on our website for further information.