Prohibit the "Suicide Race" in Omak, Washington
  • Petitioned Cindy Gagne, Mayor of the town of Omak, Washington

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor, Town of Omak, Washington, 2 N. Ash St., Omak, WA 98841
Cindy Gagne, Mayor of the town of Omak, Washington
Colville Tribes
Pete Palmer, Owners & Jockeys Association
The Seattle Times
David Boardman, Executive Editor
Milller Coors
N. Cornell Boggs III
VF Corporation/Wrangler Jeans
Eric C. Wiseman, CEO
Washington Governor

Prohibit the "Suicide Race" in Omak, Washington

    1. Bobbe Stultz
    2. Petition by

      Bobbe Stultz

      katonah, NY

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This dangerous race puts the horses who are forced to sprint down a 210-foot-long 62-degree slope and then jump into the water, at risk of injury and death (23 have died since 1983 including one this year, who broke his leg during a qualifiying race). Veterinarian Dr. Heather Evergreen witnessed the race in 2006 and said that the race has obvious risks: running full speed down a steep hill, jumping off the top of the hill, and drowning in the water at the bottom. A Wall Street Journal reporter witnessed a horse break its back and be euthanized in 2007.

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    • Phyllis Harrison CORTLANDT MANOR, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      It is barbaric and cruel

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    • Linda Garcia HAYWARD, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I love horses & don't think idiot humans should abuse them for some dumb testosterone driven replica of a movie stunt (movie: "The Man From Snowy River")

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    • Stephanie Duston TUCSON, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      This is AWFUL!! These horses need to be protected from such brutality!

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    • Linda Trenn CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      it's horrible to watch, no one is a winner. what kind of people would put an animal in this kind of danger.

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    • Deborah Fels BOULDER, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      This is the kind of event many people would regret they'd done - later on. Let's help stop the foolishness.

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