Date registered: Jan 2008
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Here's a petition we should all be happy to sign!
"Barbaro has awakened the public to both the joys and perils of thoroughbred horse racing. The tragedy of Barbaro is not and will not be seen as an anomaly. The recent reports of 7 deaths in 7 days at Del Mar and 25 racehorse breakdowns at Arlington Park in just 61 days have made this glaringly apparent.1 These particular fatality rates are running >5 times higher than the already stunning national average of over 1 death per 1,000 race starts. This is at least 800 deaths per year and over 2 per day nationally.2 We believe that the horse racing industry has the obligation to make racing safer and saner for all horses, their connections and the public
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