BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) — Animal rights advocates are outraged after 3 horses died at Golden Gate Fields horse racing monitor in Berkeley over Memorial Day weekend.
One horse, My Panache, died at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday because of an “twist of fate” within the barn space, consistent with the California Horse Racing Board.
A 2d horse, Wilderness Fog, died at GGF after an “twist of fate” on the gate on Monday, consistent with CHRB.
A 3rd horse, Hong Kong Cowboy, suffered an damage right through one in all Monday’s races at GGF, mentioned Direct Motion All over (DxE), a Berkeley-based animal rights community. Hong Kong Cowboy was once later euthanized.
Greater than 30 native citizens accumulated outdoor the racetrack Wednesday and held a memorial protest to honor the horses and contact for the monitor to be close down.
DxE organizer Kitty Jones mentioned, “The pony racing business is designed to race horses to the purpose of harm and loss of life to maximise income on the animals’ expense. They record those deaths as ‘injuries’ however they’re malicious and inevitable.”
Protestors held tombstones adorned with flora that displayed the names of a number of horses that died at Golden Gate Fields in 2022.
Previous this spring, greater than 100 East Bay citizens participated in a 5k race to protest the game of horse racing. Folks, now not horses, ran the 5k race.
“People can consent to run and possibility damage. The horses don’t, and after they get injured and will’t run anymore, they’re killed,” mentioned DxE organizer Paul Darwin Picklesimer.
On Would possibly 20, a horse named Honey Doo died at GGF after a “stall twist of fate,” and a horse named Hygh I. Q. died on the racetrack on January 5 for unknown causes, consistent with the California Horse Racing Board.
Golden Gate Fields is the one main thoroughbred racetrack in Northern California and describes itself as a “cultural staple within the San Francisco Bay Space since 1941.”
DxE has been calling for shutting down the racetrack for years.
The animal rights staff is lately concerned with a lawsuit with Golden Gate Fields. The lawsuit filed through GGF states that DxE activists “posed critical well being dangers to horses” when 4 protesters lied down at the monitor to forestall all races from taking place on March 4, 2021.
Protesters lit incendiary units that blew pink smoke into the air and hooked up their fingers the use of PVC piping to dam the monitor, consistent with the lawsuit.