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March 02, 2019 - PETA

19 Horse Deaths Prompt PETA to Call For Investigation Into Thoroughbred Trainers

19 Horse Deaths Prompt PETA to Call For Investigation Into Thoroughbred Trainers

Over the course of just eight weeks, 19 Thoroughbred horses died at the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, California. We know why breakdowns occur. Now, officials must take action.

PETA has called on the Los Angeles County district attorney to launch an investigation into the trainers and their treatment of the horses before the animals’ bones shattered. The horses may have had undisclosed injuries that were masked by medications commonly administered to keep lame and unfit horses training and competing.

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