From December 26, 2018, to January 20, 2020 a jaw-dropping 42 racehorses died at the famous Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Yet, by the time you read this, many more will likely have died. One of the horses succumbed to a heart attack, but the majority had to be euthanized after suffering catastrophic leg injuries on the track.
It's completely heinous that local governments continue to allow this track to exist.
Sign the petition if you want to see the city of Arcadia and LA County shut them down for good!
According to a 2012 New York Times investigation, California researchers found that 90 percent of horses that break down on the track had pre-existing injuries. The horses are given painkillers so they can continue to run. But even after Santa Anita announced a ban on race-day medications, the death count continued to climb.
To truly ensure the safety and security of these racehorses, please sign and share this petition asking the city of Arcadia and LA County to shut them down for animal abuse.