California Board Claims (With Straight Faces) That California Racehorses Don’t Go to Slaughter

Horseracing Wrongs

At the April California Horse Racing Board meeting, the vice-chair, Madeline Auerbach, was rude and condescending, suggesting activists take up children’s causes instead. Oh, and she also said this: “Our horses do not go to slaughter.”

As I wrote at the time, she is either unforgivably ignorant or a cynical liar. Well, Ms. Auerbach has doubled down. Yesterday, at the May meeting (audio here, May 23, Segment B, beginning around 35:00 mark), Auerbach said the following in response to an activist’s presentation of slaughter facts:

“Had you paid attention to anything I said, but you weren’t paying attention, maybe you will now. I spoke about California, I spoke about our Thoroughbreds, and I spoke about what we do if we ever find out that anybody has shipped a horse, one of our Thoroughbreds to slaughter, and that is banning them from the sport.

I know you think…

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One thought on “California Board Claims (With Straight Faces) That California Racehorses Don’t Go to Slaughter

  1. This is so fucking sad….. being an ethical vegan is so depressing.

    Richard J. Peppin, P.E., P.Eng., Bd. Cert., INCE
    Fellow, ASA, ASME, INCE, IIAV, ASTM

    301-910-2813 cell PeppinR@ASME.org
    5012 Macon Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

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