knew that the producers and directors of the stage production of War Horse at New York’s Lincoln Center put on a stellar show about the strong bond
between horses and humans, but now we know that they care for real horses, too.
When PETA learned that the central equine puppet hero,
Joey, was scheduled to appear at Belmont Park on Friday to present the owner of
a winning racehorse with a prize, we quickly wrote to them about the pervasive drugging, the staggering rates of breakdowns
and deaths
, and the high number of
horses sent to slaughter in the horseracing
industry. They had no idea that they would be supporting such abuse by
appearing at the track, and soon after hearing from us, they pulled the plug on
the appearance.

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congratulate them for doing the honorable thing and staying true to the message
of War Horse.
PETA is sending them some delicious dairy-free chocolate horseshoes as a
small token of our sincere appreciation.

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Article source: PETA Files

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