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October 08, 2019 - KUSI News

Activist calls for a nationwide halt to horse racing after another track death

Activist calls for a nationwide halt to horse racing after another track death
Horses deserver better than thisCredit: PETA

An official with an animal rights group Sunday called for a nationwide suspension of horse racing following the 33rd death of a horse at Santa Anita Park since Dec. 26.

The call by Kathy Guillermo, the senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, came one day after the 5-year-old gelding Ky. Colonel collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack. “Horses don’t simply sustain broken bones and young horses shouldn’t be dying of heart attacks,” Guillermo said.

“There is plenty that’s rotten with these deaths, and the longer it takes the DA to release her findings, the more horses will perish."

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