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‘Bush Observe’ Electroshock Jockeys Scheduled to Race at Ruidoso

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August 18, 2022

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Ruidoso, N.M. – After studying that jockeys will journey at Ruidoso Downs this weekend regardless of being uncovered—in a Washington Publish article that drew from a PETA investigationcarrying electrical shock gadgets and looking out on as horses had been injected with medication, PETA despatched a letter immediately to the New Mexico Racing Fee (NMRC) and observe Common Supervisor Ethan Linder, urging them to revoke the licenses of any jockeys who take part in unregulated races.

In its damning 10-month investigation, PETA documented jockeys Bryan Candanosa (the 2022 main cash winner), Alex Carrillo, Eduardo Nicasio, and Rodrigo Vallejo carrying electrical shock gadgets at “bush tracks,” the place playing and horse fatalities are commonplace. All are scheduled to race at Ruidoso Downs this weekend within the trials for the $3 million All American Futurity.

New Mexico prohibits the possession of electrical shock gadgets, and if these jockeys had been caught with them at Ruidoso Downs, they’d be topic to extreme penalties. The NMRC has the authority to droop or revoke a license if the licensee “has engaged in conduct unbecoming or detrimental to the very best pursuits of racing.”

“Jockeys who care so little about horses that they’d tape electrical shock gadgets to their wrists don’t have any place in sanctioned racing,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “The NMRC and Ruidoso Downs ought to lower them unfastened now, earlier than extra horses get damage.”

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals will not be ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.

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