Racing Horse Who Reportedly Died of Heart Attack Deserves Justice

Target: Annamarie Phelps, Chair of the British Horseracing Authority

Goal: Fully punish Gordon Elliott for sick photo that seemingly promotes mistreatment of animals.

An appalling photo reportedly depicting renowned horse racing trainer Gordon Elliott sitting atop a dead horse drew widespread condemnation. Almost immediately, the excuses and the attempted “victimization” of this trainer began. The so-called punishment leveled against Elliott included a six-month suspension, while the horses under his care can continue racing, As a PETA director affirmed, this lack of accountability demonstrates that the industry “doesn’t actually care about the animals it claims to respect.”

The deceased horse, reportedly felled by a heart attack, had apparently become one of the nearly 200 British-based horses that die as a result of horse racing every year. Young colts are especially prone to being exploited and ultimately losing their lives. After Elliott takes his time off (half of which was suspended), he will be free to go on potentially putting these animals at risk and making money off their pain.

Sign the petition below to urge a more robust penalty in this disturbing case.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Phelps,

“A complete absence of respect” and “appalling bad taste”: these are the words the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board used to describe the photograph reportedly depicting trainer and ambassador Gordon Elliott casually sitting on a dead horse, waving a peace sign.  The penalty for this seemingly disgraceful behavior amounted to a paltry fine and a six-month sabbatical. Meanwhile, you have decided that the apparent turmoil can continue for the horses under Elliott’s care. You announced that so long as they are “transferred,” Elliott can continue to seemingly exploit and profit off them.

This inaction, combined with the insinuations by some officials of a “witch hunt” against this trainer, shows a stunning lack of priority for the welfare of these animals and a callous disregard for supposed “honor and respect.” Animal Aid called for a ban on racing for all of Elliott’s horses. Animal advocacy groups have denounced the overall sparse punishment.

The world’s eyes are on horse racing again for all the wrong reasons. Correct this grave error in judgment and show the world you are willing to hold Gordon Elliott and any individual who reportedly trades in cruelty and abuse fully accountable.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sportsfile




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9 Comments

  1. Gloria Navan says:

    Horse racing is a dirty, filthy business where trainers and owners sacrifice the horses for profit.

  2. Cindy Richer says:

    So sad

  3. It’s really sad that these horses are raced as two year olds. You’re not even supposed to get on a horse until it’s two, and these horses are ridden and run in all conditions. A horse is still growing at two. That’s why there are so many injuries on the track. The owners just fill the ailing horses with pain killers. Only a few are chosen to race out at all the colts and fillies born, so the rest are sold or even injured or killed for the insurance money. Sad.

  4. MJ above has an important comment about
    racing not fully developed animals which frequently kills them. But, what the hell, the owner had them insured & “it was only an animal” People who train, race, show animals for money & to entertain the ignorant consumer are criminals who don’t give a damn as long as they don’t lose money.

  5. Ban horse racing globally. It is cruel and barbaric.

  6. What a dirty evil filthy scum bag that is taking advantage of healthy awesome horses so he can abuse these wonderful horses. He should be tied to the back of a horse so he can be tied there till he dies of a heart attach!!!

  7. MAKE THESE FUCKING COWARDS RUN IN PLACE OF THE HORSESES AND WATCH THEM FALL OVER AND DIE OF A HEART ATTACK. THIS HORSERACING BULLSHIT THAT BENEFIT THESE GREEDY BASTARDS NEED TO BE OUTLAWED!

  8. Horse racing is an incredibly abusive sport because those involved never ever care about the animals. Any useless piece of shit that can shit his fat ass upon a dead horse needs to be dead himself – is that the best that life brings out in you – Gordon Elliott – you are nothing but a waste of skin as are all of your counterparts involved in horse racing. You should never be allowed to have any animals of any kind – you are not worthy to walk the ground they walk – you being dead would be a gift to all.

  9. Hope this EVIL SON OF A BITCH has a heart attack, and we can all kick the shit out of him while he’s dying! Fuck all these evil bastard Animal users abusers torturers & murderers!!!! Burn in hell scum
    R.I.P ALL ANIMALS XXXXXXXXX

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