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Urge Racetrack to Cancel Cruel Zebra and Ostrich Races ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, a racetrack and casino in New Orleans, will be holding zebra and ostrich races on January 12. Mounted by jockeys and subjected to rough handling amid chaos and screaming crowds, these terrified animals are forced to race

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Cher C (1429)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:48 am

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, a racetrack and casino in New Orleans, will be holding zebra and ostrich races on January 12. Mounted by jockeys and subjected to rough handling amid chaos and screaming crowds, these terrified animals are forced to race around a track—a miserable ordeal that causes them fear and stress and can result in serious injuries.

Animals used for "entertainment" in traveling acts suffer terribly and need your voice! These zebras and ostriches endure constant anxiety, physical discomfort, and frustration—and they are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.

Please urge Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots management to cancel these cruel races and replace them with a humane alternative.

Send polite comments to:

Tim Bryant
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Eric Halstrom
Vice President and General Manager of Racing
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots


Pat B (356)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:58 am
TY, Cher. Done.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:12 am
Thank you Cher. it seems that we will be known forever as the generation that did abominable things to animals. its like a Rodeo ! Lots of screaming people and lots of terrified can anyone in their right mind enjoy that.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:20 am
Will take action, thanks.

Julie E (405)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:57 am
Two letters sent. Thank you Cher.

Lisa N (207)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 1:18 pm
E-mails sent, thanks Cher.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 2:05 pm
action to be taken

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 2:24 pm
Done and noted

irene davis (74)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 3:40 pm
Dear Sirs,

Please cancel the zebra and ostrich races planned for the 12th of this month at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The level of stress, chaos, & loud noise associated with racing is unsuited for these type of animals. Surely, there exists a better alternative.

Kind Regards,
Rene Davis
New Zealand

Sandra s (130)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 3:56 pm

Amanda A (201)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:55 pm
Thank you

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 7:38 pm
who the hell goes to these races. oh, i know, stupid ass jerks.

Rock H (254)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:25 pm
Email sent to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots management asking them to cancel these cruel races. Thanks for posting this Cher!

Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:51 pm
Noted & E-mail sent. Thanks Cher

Marie W (67)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:56 pm

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:27 pm
Shared on FB

Danuta Watola (1250)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 3:09 am

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:35 am
who thinks up these morbid "racetracks" ?these animals that should be respected for their uniqueness,not
tortured with their lives meaning nothing but a sports tragedy.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:45 am
Noted//Email sent to both suggested.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 10:38 am

Manel Dias (20)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:06 pm
Greedy humans only think of their empty pockets or even to fatten the pockets more & more... To think of the animals & their welfare comes the last. Such evil people who abuses vulnerable animals should suffer the hell on earth before they die.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:25 pm
thank you.

Jan Garen (86)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:44 pm
I also blame those that attend these spectacles - the ones whose brains have left home.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:02 pm
Noted and signed - humans just make me sick.

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:38 pm
noted and signed. thank you, cher.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 11:38 pm
Noted, emails sent, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:17 am
Noted and thnx Cher :-0

juan G (15)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:26 am
emails sent

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:59 am
Emails sent!!!! Thanks for posting, Cher, so I could act! Thanks to Nyack for forwarding

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:44 am
Noted and email sent.
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