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

Friday, June 09, 2006

Barbaro's owner promotes anti-slaughter bill

From the Daily Racing Form:

Jackson promotes anti-slaughter bill

Gretchen Jackson, the breeder and owner of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro with her husband, Roy, is lending her support to anti-slaughter legislation currently in the U.S. Congress.

Jackson joined Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito and prominent owner and breeder Arthur Hancock III in a teleconference to promote passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. The bill, HR 503, currently is in the Energy and Commerce Committee, according to Chris Heyde of the National Horse Protection Coalition.

Jackson said that she and her husband have eight of their former runners in retirement at their Lael Farm in Pennsylvania.

"Some are riding horses, and some aren't even up to that, and some are more than 20 years old," she said. "I just felt that when you own and breed a horse that is yours, it's your responsibility to care for that horse."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horse slaughter is a terrible and inhumane thing to do...people were put on this earth to take care of animals not KILL them. it would be different if horses were over populated BUT they aren't STOP slaughter of ALL animals. Some people may feel differently but I Do believe most people agree with me that it is wrong to the animals dignity and humans reputation.PLEASE PLEASE STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! I can assure you people who are not against horse slaughter SOMETHING WILL be could you kill something with so much life in it, or something with so much heart or freedom. let that horse be..... and also DO NOT buy a horse if you cant give it the love, care, and excercise it needs.
Love Christi

3:50 PM


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