PETA statement: first bets on Haskell without whip


For immediate release:
Jul 14, 2021

David Pearl 202-483-7382

Monmouth, NJ – See the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Katy Guillermo regarding the first Haskell stakes scheduled for Saturday at Monmouth Park, as Thoroughbred horse racing has been banned from spanking in New Jersey:

PETA congratulates Monmouth Park and New Jersey for the first-ever Haskell Stakes, which will not whip horses repeatedly to get them to run faster – a good step towards reducing cruelty. PETA is urging all racing states to follow New Jersey’s lead and stop beating horses.

PETA – whose motto, among other things, is that “animals do not belong to us to be used for entertainment or abuse in other ways” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram

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