Jockey Filmed on Bush Tracks With Shock Device Must Be Banned, PETA Urges Texas Officials

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For immediate posting:
September 21 2022

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David Pearl 202-483-7382

Grand Prairie, Texas – Today PETA sent an urgent letter to the Chair of the Texas Race Commission and Race Secretary at Lone Star Park, urging them to act now to revoke José Beltran’s license and the licenses of any other known jockeys to participate in unregulated “jungle track” racing. Beltran was entered to race at Lone Star Park this weekend in the $50,000 Lip Chip LLC Stakes competition, though the new PETA Show has documented his participation in Unauthorized breeds are prevalent in excessive skin, drugging and illegal gambling likely As well as using it vile device that electrocutes horses. Possession or wearing of electric shock devices is prohibited in Texas.

“Horses are drugged, relentlessly whipped, and electrocuted in the world of black market horse racing, and any jockey should lose their license,” says Cathy Guillermo, Senior Vice President of PETA. “PETA is calling on officials to conduct an investigation as if the lives of horses and riders depended on it, because they do so.”

PETA’s 10-month investigation into the underground horse race in Georgia revealed widespread doping of horses with drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine, fatal injuries to both horses and jockeys, misuse of other horses, and the exchange of hundreds of thousands of dollars in likely illegal. gambling. PETA has filed complaints with state and local authorities calling for criminal investigations to be conducted into these and other potential acts in violation of laws.

PETA—whose slogan reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes species theory, the human-superior view of the world. For more information about investigative news gathering and PETA reports, please visit PETA.org or follow the group TwitterAnd the Facebookor Instagram.


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