Heat Prompts Call to Suspend Races at Lone Star Park

With temperatures expected to reach at least 97 degrees and the heat index forecast to be even higher on Sunday afternoon when races are scheduled to run, PETA sent an urgent letter this morning calling on Lone Star Park stewards to suspend all races on August 9—and every subsequent day with high temperatures. “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...

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1 month ago, PETA

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