Horseracing Wrongs at the 2018 Animal Rights March in NYC

Nicole Arciello, Patrick Battuello – Horseracing Wrongs Educational Website to End Horseracing

Date grant awarded: August 26, 2019

Horseracing Wrongs is a non-profit organization working to end horseracing in the United States through education and grassroots advocacy. Through his seminal FOIA reporting, founder and president, Patrick Battuello, has documented over 5,000 confirmed kills on U.S. tracks just since 2014; and estimates that over 2,000 horses are killed racing or training across America every year.

Horseracing is inherently cruel from the start. Horses used for racing are isolated and confined to small stalls over 23 hours a day, whipped to perform, drugged without consent to mask painful injuries, are bought and sold passing from owner to owner, and if they survive racing, they are shipped to Mexico and Canada to be slaughtered for their meat as it is consumed by individuals in Europe and Asia. Horseracing Wrongs provides materials at no-cost to activists organizing protests at racetracks across the United States. Horseracingwrongs dot com is the number one educational source of the animal cruelty and racehorse deaths in the U.S.