Progress! The Ohio State Racing Fee is taking motion to guard horses after listening to from PETA relating to an 8-year-old horse named Mox Nix who died throughout a race at Belterra Park in Cincinnati on September 28. PETA had urged the fee to alter the foundations governing when horses can run and to conduct an intensive investigation of Mox Nix’s dying.
— Paulick Report (@paulickreport) October 7, 2021
Previous to the deadly race, Mox Nix had not run competitively since October 2016.
This hole of greater than 4 years in his racing historical past signifies that he could have been affected by accidents or preexisting situations that ought to have been disclosed by trainers in veterinary information and detected throughout pre-race exams. PETA discovered that Mox Nix had simply two recorded exercises this yr, which may additionally recommend that he had underlying veterinary points that ought to have raised crimson flags relating to his soundness to race.
We urged the Ohio State Racing Fee to evaluate monitor veterinary protocols for testing and analyzing horses who’re coming off prolonged layoffs at Belterra Park and different Ohio racetracks.
And excellent news—after receiving PETA’s letter and seeing an outpouring of concern from Twitter customers and on-line activists elsewhere, the fee issued an announcement that it will evaluate and take into account rule modifications to guard horses coming off racing layoffs and asserting an investigation into Mox Nix’s dying.
Do you know that reportedly, not less than 56 horses died final yr at Ohio tracks?
PETA reminded the Ohio State Racing Fee that easy however efficient coverage modifications may also help shield horses racing within the state.
PETA will proceed to observe the state of affairs in Ohio to guarantee that these guidelines are up to date to guard horses.
Take Motion for Horses in Different States
In stunning video footage obtained by PETA, racehorse coach Amber Cobb is seen screaming at, cursing, and hitting a younger Thoroughbred with a plastic pitchfork whereas the horse was tied to the again of a stall on a farm in New Jersey. Cobb’s actions frightened the horse so badly that whereas she was making an attempt to flee, the horse flipped over and got here down onerous on the ground.
This extreme punishment inflicted by an enraged coach is a cruelty concern that transcends a easy guidelines violation and is a stain on the “sport.” Anybody who abuses a horse and demonstrates a transparent disregard for horse racing guidelines shouldn’t be allowed to race, practice, or personal horses. Please be part of PETA in calling on all racing commissions to guard horses and ban this coach: