For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2023
David Perle 202-483-7382
Evanston, Wyo. – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the three deaths at Wyoming Downs on Saturday:
Three fatalities in one day at one track is not just a coincidence. It’s a massacre. Charles Moore, executive director of the Wyoming Gaming Commission, needs to do more than “shed a tear” over the deaths of these 2-year-old horses, as if they were merely an unfortunate accident. Racing at Wyoming Downs must be suspended immediately while a comprehensive investigation is conducted, and no horses should be forced onto that track again until modern prevention technology and proven safety measures are put in place.
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