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Santa Anita racetrack refuses to close: 2 MORE horses MURDERED in 2 days, 29 OVERALL since December

A CBS Los Angeles investigation revealed more than 60 horses have been MURDERED at the Santa Anita race track since the beginning of 2018.

CBS NEWS: ‘A second horse in two days, and 29th overall since the racing season started in December, has died at Santa Anita Park, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. Animal activists returned to the track this weekend upon hearing of the two deaths… On Sunday, Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of a heart attack… A day earlier, Formal Dude pulled up in the 10th race and was vanned off the track after breaking down nearing the finish line… A CBS Los Angeles investigation revealed more than 60 horses have died at the Santa Anita race track since the beginning of 2018.

On Sunday night, the California Horse Racing Board asked Santa Anita to shut its doors for the rest of the season… “It is our understanding that Santa Anita management, after consultation with certain other industry stakeholders, believes that for a variety of reasons, the future of California racing is best served by continuing to race,” the racing board said in a statement… But the track has chosen to remain open. The activists returned yesterday to demonstrate outside the track, one day after Formal Dude was put down MURDERED. “No matter what they do, horses keep getting killed here, it needs to stop,” said activist Heather Wilson’. SOURCE…

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