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Jockey Filmed on Bush Tracks With Shock System Should Be Banned, PETA Urges Texas Officers

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September 21, 2022

David Perle 202-483-7382

Grand Prairie, Texas – At this time, PETA despatched an pressing letter to the chair of the Texas Racing Fee and the racing secretary at Lone Star Park, urging them to behave now to revoke José Beltran’s license and people of some other jockeys recognized to take part in unregulated “bush observe” races. Beltran is entered to race at Lone Star Park this weekend within the $50,000 Lip Chip LLC Stakes, regardless that a brand new PETA exposé documented his participation in unsanctioned races rife with extreme whipping, drugging, and sure unlawful playing in addition to his use of a vile machine that electrically shocks horses. Possessing or sporting electrical shock units is prohibited in Texas.

“Horses are drugged, relentlessly whipped, and electroshocked within the seedy world of black market horse racing, and any jockey concerned ought to lose his license,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is looking on officers to launch an investigation as if horses’ and jockeys’ lives relied on it, as a result of they do.”

PETA’s 10-month investigation into underground Quarter Horse racing in Georgia revealed widespread doping of horses with medicine resembling cocaine and methamphetamine, deadly accidents to each horses and jockeys, different abuse of horses, and the change of a whole lot of 1000’s of {dollars} in seemingly unlawful playing. PETA has filed complaints with state and native authorities calling for legal investigations into these and different doable acts that violate legal guidelines.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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