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Summary of Petition:
The purpose of this petition is to bring about safety rules and regulations for the horse racing industry. Currently, there are millions of dollars being spent and donated for the purpose of making horse racing safer, safer for the Jockeys and safer for the back barn helpers but NOT for the horses. If it weren’t for the horses there would be no horse races. IF the industry would truly assert itself in HORSE safety, it would result in safety for not only the horses, but the jockeys and all Personnel involved with handling all phases of horse racing.
The Jockey Club, an Organization that prides itself on “the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding,” needs to be held accountable, not to its executives, employees and their bank accounts, but to the horses, the beautiful, living creatures that make it all possible. If confronted about horse safety issues, they all run for cover behind, The Grayson~Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc., “A leading non-profit charitable foundation committed to the advancement of research to enhance the health and soundness of horses of all breeds.”
Grayson is funded thru donations but primarily through The Jockey Club. ALTHOUGH, most of the research has already been done by THE most leading Vets and Authorities, (which is all documented), NO ONE HAS DONE ANYTHING to implement any of the recommended changes … thus, they talk the talk (for the $$$) and do nothing to lessen the odds in favor of any horse’s safety. Think replacing the track surface is TRULY for the horse’s well-being? Don’t believe it … it cost much less to maintain .. Thus, more profits for the greedy!
The loss of Barbaro to the barbaric sport of horse racing shall not be a life or death in vain. Even the ‘Winners’ Lose.
Barbaro, captured the hearts of millions, all over the World. We saw him win the Kentucky Derby, and witnessed his untimely break from the gate. Tragically, before the eyes of the World, Barbaro was taken away in an ambulance with hopes he would be saved, which he was, only to be put to sleep due to various complications. Barbaro, not only captured our hearts, he captured our attention and now it's time ... it's about time, to do something for those before him and those that will follow.
Please forward this petition to all local, state and federal politicians .... all news agencies, publications, both online and off.
NOT to forget .... forward this petition to all your animal loving friends, especially to those who support horse racing, not fully knowing what each horse sacrifices each & every time it steps on any race track.
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thank you, all of you,
from all of us!