PETA BUYS STOCK IN RACETRACKS
PETA BUYS STOCK IN THOROUGHBRED RACETRACKS
By Richard E. “Rick” Dennis CPP
Freelance Journalist and Author
November 1, 2020
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PETA Buys Stock in Racetracks
In an article by the Thoroughbred Daily News (TBN), PETA – PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS; an animal rights advocacy group, has devised a plan to make the most of donors money, in an attempt to control or eliminate the abuse of Thoroughbred Race Horses in the USA. PETA; a long time advocate against horse racing, devised a plan to purchase stock in several tracks throughout the United States in order to have a say-so in the daily goings on pertaining to how Thoroughbred Race Horses are trained and raced.
From a business perspective, PETA’s plan is really rather unique and contains a little bit of genius thinking. As an investor, PETA will certainly have a voice in the industry and will become an even greater threat to those trainers who opt to cheat and abuse Thoroughbred Race Horses.
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:45 am | Back to: Top News
Updated: October 30, 2020 at 11:54 am
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a longtime critic of many of the practices in horse racing, has purchased stock in four companies which own racetracks–VICI Properties, Boyd Gaming, Penn National Gaming, and Gaming and Leisure Properties—in order to make their case in the boardroom, according to a press release from the organization.
The release says that, “PETA’s proposed changes include replacing dirt tracks with high-quality synthetic ones, banning trainers who have multiple medication violations, and banning whipping. Tracks will be encouraged to work with state racing authorities when necessary.”
It was unclear exactly how much stock PETA had purchased. The companies collectively own Mountaineer Park, Charles Town, Thistledown, Belterra, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Evangeline Downs, Delta Downs, Retama Park, Sam Houston, Zia Park, The Meadows, and Penn National.
While not saying so directly, PETA’s Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo hinted that the organization was pleased with the recently concluded Santa Anita meeting, where there were no training or racing fatalities.
“Track owners in California and Kentucky are changing their rules and sparing horses a gruesome death, and every track owner in every racing state needs to do the same,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is eager to get inside the boardroom and push racetracks to make simple changes that will make a world of difference for vulnerable horses.”
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