|Posted on December 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM|
New York's racing industry must be responsible for retired racehorse care
Maureen Harmonay reports on a statement just issued by The New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorses:
"Stakeholders in New York’s racing industry—not taxpayers or the betting public—must take responsibility for the humane aftercare of retired racehorses, according to a comprehensive report that has just been issued by The New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorses.
"Specifically, the 12-member Task Force recommends that owners should be prepared “to financially support a transition, retraining and placement program for at least six months at a cost of $400 per month, if not longer.”"