The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Thoroughbreds Dumped Into Slaughterhouses Deserve Better

from Ken Murray, the Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2006

"...What Pikulski wants is an end to the slaughter of racehorses who have outlived their prime and been dispossessed.

"I have seen so much progress over the last 20 years that I believe I can see this through until the day that no thoroughbred racehorse leaves the track for the slaughterhouse. And that is my intention," said Pikulski, who quit her own law practice to become the TRF's full-time director in 1996.

Founded in 1982 by advertising executive Monique S. Koehler, the TRF ( has set up rehabilitation centers in Lexington, Ky.; Poughquag, N.Y.; and Montpelier Station, Va., to retrain thoroughbreds for second careers as riding horses, show jumpers or simply companion horses..." [READ MORE...]


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