Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019
SUGGESTED SCRIPT FOR CONTACTING YOUR LEGISLATORS
As a constituent, I urge (your legislator's name) to cosponsor The Horseracing Integrity Act, H.R.1754 / S.1820, to protect racehorses from from over-doping and being administered illicit substances.
American horse racing lags behind international standards to combat doping. According to the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database, nearly 10 horses a week on average died at American racetracks in 2018. This figure is anywhere from two and a half to five times greater than the fatality rate in Europe, Japan, and Australia where rules against performance-enhancing drugs are enforced more stringently.
If passed into federal law, the Horseracing Integrity Act will authorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to oversee and regulate horse doping, bringing the United States in line with international standards. This initiative will be funded entirely by the horse racing industry — not on the taxpayer's dime.
It's imperative that we establish an independent body to oversee horse doping in the United States. The racing industry has proven it can't effectively regulate itself, and it's unacceptable that more horse deaths and jockey injuries will happen if we don't take action.
Please cosponsor and support the Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R.1754 / S.1820) without delay.