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‘Secretariat’ Star Wants Racehorses Retired

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On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat star James Cromwell wrote to The Jockey Club urging it to adopt PETA’s proposed Thoroughbred 360 Lifecycle Retirement Fund. The plan would require owners and breeders to pay a $360 retirement fee for each new foal they register. The money generated from the fees would be put into a fund to provide care for the 10,000 former racehorses currently sent to slaughter each year.

“These magnificent animals should not end up on a meat hook after a terrifying journey to a terrifying death,” writes Cromwell in his letter. “I urge the Jockey Club, as the only official body that deals with every thoroughbred owner in every racing state, to implement PETA’s Thoroughbred 360 Lifecycle Retirement Fund without delay.”

Join James Cromwell in asking The Jockey Club to give racehorses the dignified retirement that they deserve.

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  • mark gravante says:

    i agreee that a fund should be set up for the magnificent animal-the racehorse. even if that fee was passed on to the patron’s of the game,most horse enthusiasts would gladly shouder the cost realising we are already paying a huge take-out fee to the fat cats!

  • Adair Leonard says:

    The hardworking racehorses deserve to have a comfortable and peaceful retirement. I’m all for the Thoroughbred 360 Lifecycle Retirement Fund.

  • Adair Leonard says:

    These hard-working race horses deserve to have a comfortable and peaceful retirement. I’m all for the

  • Ellie McCaffrey says:

    I totally agree with this. These horses end up with such a tragic death. The way they kill the horses is by no means humane either. If there is so much money in the industry there should be enough for this.

  • Vicky Slay says:

    It’s the only right thing to do to stop the slaughter of these beautiful animals and the hard journey to their death. People would look at race horses and racing as a good sport, not one they would support to have these magnificent animals end up to slaughter as it is today.

  • These Gorgeous, Magnificent CHAMPIONS, that win MILLIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN THE BEST RETIREMENT EVER. In return they get a DESPICABLE, HORRIFYING DEATH!! HAS TO BE A CHANGE FOR THESE TRUE TREASURES.

  • Judith says:

    Those beautiful horses work hard at making a profit for their master’s and then to be sold off for slaughter is unacceptable! An attitude that is so typical by many…if something is no longer useful for my own selfish purposes, just dispose of it. The horse racing industry should be ashamed of themselves.

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