PETA Calls to Suspend Upcoming Races at Lone Star Park Due to Extreme Heat

GRAND PRAIRE (WBAP/KLIF NEWS)- Horse racing at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie is scheduled to take place August 9th, but with temperatures reaching the upper 90’s, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, aka PETA, have requested that races be postponed.

Senior Vice President of PETA Kathy Guillermo says three horses die in racing everyday and extreme heat can easily add to the death toll.

“Horses are pushed to the limit every time they race, and the additional stress of skyrocketing temperatures can cause brain damage, collapse as a result of heatstroke, and fatal cardiac trauma,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is calling on Lone Star Park officials to prevent tragedy by suspending racing tomorrow and whenever Texas faces extreme heat.”

Guillermo says doesn’t want the race canceled, but rather postponed until cooler temperatures roll in.

 She says she has not received a reply from Lone Star Park. 

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