The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that it will support the passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R.961/S.2006) that would prevent the horse slaughter industry from reestablishing operations in the United States and prohibit the export of American horses abroad for slaughter. The action was taken at the regularly scheduled meeting of the NTRA Board of Directors held in New York on June 6.
“The slaughter of horses for human consumption is something the NTRA has opposed for many years,” said NTRA President and CEO Alex Waldrop. “In the last decade alone, thousands of retired U.S. racehorses have been adopted and transitioned to second careers. The development and growth of quality racehorse aftercare programs continue to be a high priority for the industry.”
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is a broad-based coalition of American horse racing interests consisting of leading thoroughbred racetracks, owners, breeders, trainers and affiliated horse racing associations.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Blue Horse Charities announced today that grants totaling $119,700 have been awarded to 30 non-profit organizations that work to rehabilitate, retrain and adopt out off-the-track Thoroughbreds.
Blue Horse Charities provides grants to qualifying organizations based exclusively on the number of registered Thoroughbreds placed into adoptive homes in a given calendar year. Through the grant application process of Blue Horse Charities and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the managing agent of Blue Horse Charities, it was determined that 805 Thoroughbreds adopted out in 2012 were eligible for funding. Many of the Thoroughbreds adopted out are now thriving in second careers as hunters, jumpers, eventers and pleasure horses.
“We are pleased to support charities successfully working to transition Thoroughbreds from the race track into a second career,” said Terence Collier president of Blue Horse Charities. “We applaud their efforts and offer our grants in support of these efforts.”
Founded in 2001, Blue Horse Charities is funded by contributions from buyers and sellers at Fasig-Tipton auctions. All
contributions are matched equally by Fasig-Tipton. In addition to granting funds, Blue Horse Charities strives to educate owners about the suitable options for Thoroughbreds at the conclusion of their racing careers. To date, over $1.8 million has been granted to more than 70 charities. For more information about Blue Horse Charities please visit ww.bluehorsecharities.org.
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