Hooray! America is changing its views on animals …Written by admin on June 9th, 2012
photo: The lovely race horse, I’ll Have Another, will indeed have another (new!) life. Photo credit: The New York Times
By Rosalie Tirella
I’ll Have Another Scratched from the Belmont Stakes – and he’s retiring. With all his heart, this beautiful creature would have run himself to … even greater injury (like all race horses are bred to do). Tendenitis could have become something much worse. Now this grand animal is retiring.
Thanks to all the animal rights folks and media outlets that are opening Americans’ eyes to the cruelty race horses, racing greyhounds, circus animals and lab animals suffer at “great” American institutions and during “great” American traditions. We are slowly but surely becoming a less cruel nation when it comes to animal welfare. Our laws are changing for the benefit of all our animals (and our human souls).
InCity Times is proud to have been at the forefront of America’s nascent animal rights movement. We will continue to advocate for all animals. Thank you for all your support!
Hooray, and God love and protect all the earth’s animals – great and small!
‘War Horse’ Says ‘No’ to Racing Abuse
By PETA staff
We knew that the producers and directors of the stage production of War Horse at New York’s Lincoln Center put on a stellar show about the strong bond between horses and humans, but now we know that they care for real horses, too. When PETA learned that the equine puppet hero, Joey, was scheduled to appear at Belmont Park on Friday to present the owner of a winning racehorse with a prize, we quickly wrote to them about the cruelties of the horseracing industry, including pervasive drugging of horses, the staggering rates of horse breakdowns and deaths, and the high number of horses sent to slaughter each year. They had no idea that they would be supporting such abuse by appearing at the track, and soon after hearing from us, notified us that they pulled the plug on the appearance.