HBO ... Story on Horse Slaughter to Air May 12 at 10:00 PM
REAL SPORTS INVESTIGATES
THE SLAUGHTER OF THOROUGHBRED HORSES FOR PROFIT,
Contact: Kristofer Goddard (212) 512-5034
For Immediate Release May 5, 2008
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL
INVESTIGATES THE SLAUGHTER OF THOROUGHBRED HORSES FOR PROFIT,
*Hidden Horses. Few casual horse racing fans are aware that many former racing horses are slaughtered for profit. When a thoroughbred race horse reaches the end of its career or is simply no longer profitable on the track, it is often taken directly to auction and sold for meat. Because horse slaughter is no longer practiced in this country, these
thoroughbreds are now being shipped by “killer buyers” to slaughterhouses abroad, which are frequently less regulated and less humane than former U.S. slaughterhouses.
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FOB's.. a few of us here have been working for weeks with HBO on a
story about horse slaughter that is scheduled to air on May 12th at 10pm
The horse slaughter piece will be featured on HBO Real Sports with Bryant
Gumbel!! This is going to give us tremendous exposure..something like 20-30
I will be posting further information, including the real story of the
Sugarcreek Six (who were originally to have been part of this story, which
required our need for such secrecy!) as details become available.
This show WILL be the catalyst we need to get our bill passed and finally
make our horses SAFE!!