From Racetrack to Today's Special--Slaughter Awaits Horses Who Can't Bring Home the Cash...
Preakness Losers May End Up on Dinner Plate in Europe and Asia
"Racing fans across America on Saturday, May 20, will be tuned in to the 131st running of the prestigious $1 million Preakness Stakes to be run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Most fans want to know whether Barbaro, the upstart winner of the Kentucky Derby, will win the second leg of the Triple Crown.
There definitely will be a horse and rider in the Winner’s Circle Saturday but what most television viewers don’t realize is that the odds are very high that one of the losers will end up being sold to a killer buyer to be processed into horse flesh and eaten.
“American racing fans need to know that more than 86,000 horses, many of them thoroughbreds, are slaughtered in the United States each year and sold as horsemeat to be eaten in Europe and Asian countries,” says Jo Deibel, President of the Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. in Glenville, PA. www.saveahorsenow.org..." [READ MORE...]