PETA Calls Kentucky Derby a ‘Killing Field’ (news)

PETA Issues Strong Statement Re: Kentucky Derby Horse Deaths

Animal rights activist group PETA offered a strong statement as the news of now 7 horse deaths leading up to the Kentucky Derby made waves. PETA’s Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo issued the following statement: “Churchill Downs is a killing field. Freezing Point is the latest casualty. He’s the second horse to die today at the track, making it an appalling seven deaths in advance of the Kentucky Derby.” Bleacher Report says that two horses were euthanized on Saturday, adding to the five that were put down earlier in the week. While PETA is often criticized for aggressive marketing stunts and extreme points of view, the conditions that lead to the deaths have been roundly criticized in the mainstream sports world.