FVA Protest-Tampa Bay Downs

Sat, April 10, 2021

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Downs

11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL, 33626, United States (map)
  • Animals
  • Vegan
Tags: Activism
Event Description

Please join us April 10 as we protest against the cruelty and animal abuse known as horse racing. Tampa Bay Downs already this year has had 2 deaths at the track. Da Alpha on 2/7 and Smart Warrior on 3/3 may they RIP. There were a total of 21 deaths at TBD in 2020. Go to https://horseracingwrongs.org/killed-2020/ for more information.

We will meet at Publix Super Market, 8975 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33635. Meet at 10:45 am at Publix parking lot and we will be shuttling activists to front of Tampa Bay Downs on Race Track Road. We will provide signs but feel free to bring your own if you like.

MEET AT PUBLIX PARKING LOT AT 10:45 AM
GATES OPEN AT 11:00 AM
POST TIME 12:30 PM
SHUTTLE BACK TO PARKING LOT

THE BIG LIE
If horseracing is a sport, then that word must be redefined, for the competitive racing of horses resembles no other accepted sport on the planet:

In what other sport are…

the bodies of adolescent athletes pounded into the ground without remorse?

the athletes kept in intensive, solitary confinement for over 23 hours a day?

the athletes condemned to a life as (literal) chattel?

the athletes drugged and doped without consent?

the athletes whipped – beaten – for motivation?

the athletes routinely dying on the playing field?

the athletes brutally and violently slaughtered upon retirement?

Horseracing a sport? If not for the gravity involved, it would be absurd. No, horseracing is but exploitation of a weaker species for among the most shameful of reasons – $2 bets. To those who sustain this sordid business, we say: Slake those gambling urges with decidedly inanimate slots and scratch-offs; leave the horses out of it. To those who trade in equines in the pursuit of cash and fleeting glory, we say: Find a commodity that doesn’t bleed; take up a hobby that can’t cry out in pain.

Enough.

– Patrick Battuello
Founder and President of Horseracing Wrongs
https://horseracingwrongs.org/

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