August 05, 2011

Del Mar Horseracing Protest -- August 28

Del Mar Horseracing Protest
Sunday, August 28, 11:30 AM - 1 PM

The SD Animal Defense Team has scheduled its 4th annual
protest outside of the Del Mar racetrack entrance.
Bring signs, water and your compassion for the victims of
an industry based on greed, drugging, deception and death.

Sunday, August 28, 2011
11:30 AM - 1 PM
(Post time for this day is at 1 PM)
This is Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race of the season,
 the  $1 million Pacific Classic.

The intersection of Jimmy Durante Blvd. and Via de la Valle,
under the Del Mar marquee at the corner.
There is usually free street parking available at this hour
on side streets to the right.

Horses are now bred for speed not strength, raced too young and legally  (and illegally) drugged to run through pain and other problems like bleeding into the lungs. Every year, Del Mar loses many horses
who break down on the track or in training.
As of this posting, the horses"Be Driven" and "Nijinsky's Leap" have broken down at Del Mar and had to be euthanized.

Please join the Animal Defense Team as we denounce all forms of "animal entertainment" for human pleasure. Whips, beatings, starvation and isolation are all part of "training" an animal for human command and control. There is nothing exciting about suffering and pain. 
Please do not support animal entertainment of any kind,
 beginning with horse racing.

In Memory of Ruffian
1972 - 1975
Considered to be one of the greatest
U.S. racehorses of all time
At her final race at Belmont Park,
two bones in her right foreleg snapped.
Her sesamoids were pulverized, the skin ripped off  her fetlock, and her ligaments were torn,
rendering her hoof useless.
Her breakdown and death led to a public outcry for more humane treatment of racehorses.

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