STOP Cruel Zebra and Ostrich Races

Posted by  peta2 staff

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, a racetrack and casino in New Orleans, is planning to hold zebra and ostrich races on January 12.

These terrified animals are subjected to rough handling amid chaos and screaming crowds and are ridden by jockeys who force them to race around a track. As a result, many of the animals suffer from fear, stress, physical discomfort, and sometimes serious injuries.

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Terrified zebras and ostriches need YOUR voice! 

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
President, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119
[email protected]

Eric Halstrom
Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
[email protected]

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  • Profile photo of aqilzidan

    618 days ago

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    they don’t harm us so why we should harm zebra?

  • Profile photo of harlmeister

    1243 days ago

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    this is ridiculous. why would anyone want to even watch this? people have so many other means of gambling. why don’t they just play a slot machine? you don’t have to bet on animals frigging racing to get you’re stupid gambling fix. get it somewhere else and leave these poor defenseless animals alone!

  • Profile photo of sunshineangel

    1256 days ago

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    i love zebras, why would people do this?

  • 1264 days ago

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    How can this still be happening on this Planet? We are in Big trouble that this entertains anyone..
    I saw this on the Fairgrounds schedule in New Orleans, Thankfully it was rained out..

  • Profile photo of cairo

    1266 days ago

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    Animals were not put on this earth for our entertainment.To use them and keep them terrified and living in poor conditions is inhuman and she be a crime.

  • Profile photo of crueltyfreeforever

    1267 days ago

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    U no without these animals we wouldnt be here!

  • Profile photo of cupcake66

    1268 days ago

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    this is horrible zebras and ostriches are wild animals they should be out in the open soken up the sunn not being made to race around a small track for human entertainment

  • Profile photo of Blondiee

    1275 days ago

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    Shared on Twitter!

  • 1276 days ago

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    This is an all time low for the human race.These creatures are being abused.