Assemblymember Rosenthal (NY), Bill Maher: “End Horseracing”

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal of the NYS Legislature has released the following statement in advance of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday:

“As we have seen with the use of animals in circuses and marine parks like SeaWorld, the days of using animals for entertainment must be numbered. Each year, dozens of young horses succumb to fatal injuries on racetracks around New York State. This is not family entertainment, as the industry would like you to believe. It’s cruel, it’s unnecessary and it’s certainly not worth a $2 bet.”

This is, to my knowledge, the first time a state legislator in NY has called for the end of horseracing. A truly seminal moment. Thank you for your courage, Ms. Rosenthal.

Then this from Bill Maher:

When the politicians and celebrities begin to see it – endorse it – change is at hand.

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  1. Horseracing is a brutal criminal enterprise run by mobsters, who don’t have consciences, hearts and souls. The poor ponies are terribly abused and when they are injured, their usefulness over, they are shipped off to Canadian or Mexican slaughterhouses, hell on earth.

  2. I feel it’s imminent that all horseracing in this country will finally end. I will rejoice for these beautiful horses when it does!

  3. Knew THE END was starting in earnest. Socially conscious celebrities and, yes, politicians are making it clear that they won’t take part in this sickness anymore. It’s just a matter of time now, as social media spreads the word that watching a horse race is tantamount to watching a dog fight. Cruel, disgusting, and made up of a bunch of shady characters, greedy narcissists, and barbaric lowlifes. Sorry, racing folks! Your time is up, and now you know it. Start finding another hobby that doesn’t involve abusing animals.

  4. HORSE RACING INSIDERS HAVE WANTED THE PUBLIC KEPT IN THE DARK FOR THE LAST 70 YEARS BECAUSE OF THEIR SICK & VILE TREATMENT OF THESE ANIMALS, NOW THE “INSIDERS” WILL PAY THE PRICE OF DESTROYING THEIR OWN, DUE TO THEIR USE & ABUSE OF DRUGGING THESE POOR HELPLESS ANIMALS WHO ONCE THEIR CAREER ENDS GET TO BE SLAUGHTERED IN HORRIFYING WAYS- THE INSIDERS INCLUDING OWNERS DONT “CARE” ABOUT THE ANIMALS AT ALL- ITS ALL ABOUT THE $$$$$ – THIS expose’ ACCURATELY TELLS SICK TALES OF EVERY HORSE IN EVERY BARN ON THE BACKSIDE OF EVERY RACETRACK IN THE UNITED STATES – PLEASE WATCH FOR THE TRUTH -Horse Racing Exposed: Drugs and Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TJVA2lwW4A&t=29s

  5. Thank you , Linda Rosenthal and Bill Maher. Animal cruelty is unacceptable by any standard . To blatantly allow such cruelty in an Equestrian Sport is beyond unconscionable. We must do better!

  6. I’m glad to see politicians, who are always so much in the public eye, start to call out the heinous abuse and callous indifference of those who profit from horse racing.

  7. I’m glad to see politicians, who are always so much in the public eye, start to call out the heinous abuse and callous indifference of those who profit from horse racing.

  8. HUGE THANK YOU to Linda Rosenthal and Bill Maher — thank you for NOT turning a blind eye and speaking out in behalf of these beautiful, majestic animals who have every RIGHT to live happy and healthy lives and NOT be unconscionably, depravedly, sadistically abused on a daily basis — THANK YOU SO MUCH — from our lips to God’s ear.

  9. It’s time to end this sick demented sport! Please end horse racing and help save these majestic animals from being brutally killed and slaughtered for horse meat when they are of no use any longer. Thank you Bill Maher and Linda Rosenthal for having the courage to speak out against this inhumain sport. Please keep up the fight with us!

  10. I can’t accept that such a intelligent, gorgeous animals have to be used for the purpose of making easy money. !….it’s time to end any kind of animal’s suffering in the name of “entertainment “.

  11. After everything that’s been exposed, how can anyone be FOR Horse-Racing? — I saw the T-Shirts at the Belmont Protest — “You Can Love Horses; You Can Love Horse-Racing; BUT, You Cannot Love Both.”

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