April 14, 2009
I suppose I should have been surprised that it had taken PETA this long to issue a statement about what’s going on with Pimlico Race Course here in Baltimore. Yet, I still had that gut, “Are you kidding me?!?” reaction when I saw the letter the group sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley this morning.
If Baltimore ends up seizing Pimlico through eminent domain (as the state’s lawmakers have approved), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is suggesting the state turn Pimlico into a “Horse Empathy Park.” (You know, because it’s not like the state approved that legislation to keep a certain horse race running there or anything...)
From the letter signed by Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman:
The Horse Empathy Park would feature educational displays highlighting interesting facts about horses...
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