Stronach Group And PETA Urge Ban On Sale Of Thoroughbreds To South Korea, Citing Slaughter Concerns

The Stronach Group has joined together with animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in a call to ban the sale of Thoroughbreds to South Korea without better assurances for aftercare. PETA released a video investigation of horse slaughter in South Korea in spring 2019, claiming the practice is a common way of dealing with unwanted horses and that Korean slaughterhouses violated the country’s Animal Protection Act.

A subsequent investigation by the Korean government resulted in fines for the Jeju Livestock Cooperative Association and two of its employees for killing horses in front of others, which is judged to be an unnecessary stressor. Workers shown hitting horses in the head were not fined, according to PETA.

The Stronach Group’s Belinda Stronach joined with PETA to issue the call for a sales ban after learning stallion Private Vow was slaughtered in Korea sometime this year. Private Vow had been sold to stud in South Korea in 2015 after seven years at Red River Farms in Louisiana.

The Blood-Horse contacted Red River’s Jay Adcock, who said he had no idea the 17-year-old stallion had died until he saw the statement from PETA on Wednesday. Private Vow had been sold from the farm that purchased him from Adcock to a private breeder before his death.

The Stronach Group urged that sales companies, breeders, and owners should prohibit the sale of Thoroughbreds to South Korean “without the meaningful and binding assurances that these noble animals will be protected after their racing and breeding careers.”

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