The whip is used in horse racing to beat horses towards the end of the race when they're tired or sore and want to slow down. This is cruel and inhumane. Yet, the horse racing industry gets away with it. Just like the bullhook, the whip is another torture device for animals.
During Victor Espinoza's ride on American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby, he hit the horse 32 times with his whip.
Please sign this petition to urge the horse racing industry to ban the whip!
I invite anybody to watch the rerun of the 2015 Kentucky Derby. At the top of the stretch to the finish line the eventual winner American Pharoah was beaten with the whip about 32 times in 32 seconds. Imagine your dog being beaten with a whip you would be charged with animal cruelty. Despite many complaints the Kentucky Racing Commission backed down from public pressure even coming out defending this animal cruelty. Let's stop the horse racing industry from abusing horses for profit now.
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