For immediate release:
February 17, 2022
David Perle 202-483-7382
Frankfort, Ky. – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the repeal of the Jockey Club binding rule:
Shame on the Kentucky race and the Jockey Club for subduing the greed of the equestrian industry. Dollar signs are promoting unlimited breeding of stallions, to the detriment of individual horses and the health of the breed. The stallions are subjected to a forced and restless regime, which causes physical and psychological harm. PETA recorded the secret footage of elite breeding farms in the US and Korea shows how unnatural and dangerous this process is for both stallions and mares. Breeding more than 140 mares to one stallion – trying to squeeze every last drop from these top stallions – also limits the diversity of the genetic pool, leading to increased vulnerability to injury. disaster of this already fragile Purebred breed.
Take Charge Indy is displayed this during an afternoon ranch in Korea with a leg injury he had sustained or aggravated while breeding earlier the same day Take Charge Indy is now standing at WinStar Ranch in Kentucky.
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