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PETA Assertion re Whipping Ban Overturned by NJ Racing Fee


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April 22, 2022

David Perle 202-483-7382

Trenton, N.J. – Please see the next assertion from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo relating to the New Jersey Racing Fee’s vote to repeal the whipping ban on Thoroughbreds. The fee cited new guidelines promulgated below the Horseracing Integrity and Security Act—although stronger guidelines will be adopted by particular person tracks.

The New Jersey Racing Fee needs to be put out to pasture for voting to permit horses to be overwhelmed once more. At this time, it eagerly rescinded the whipping ban on Thoroughbreds, utilizing the Horseracing Integrity and Security Act guidelines—which aren’t even in place but—as an excuse to undo progress and permit jockeys to repeatedly strike the animals it’s supposed to guard. PETA urges Gov. Phil Murphy to veto the brand new rule instantly.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to make use of for leisure or abuse in some other manner”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.




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