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New York. Belmont Stakes. Belmont Race Course. PETA Demonstration. June 7, 2008.

Okay, let's do it for the horses! Here's an email from PETA regarding a planned demonstration at the Belmont Stakes. I will be on a plane to Hawaii by then, but I hope many of you can make it. More power to you, and I'll join the next one!

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I'm writing to remind you about PETA's upcoming demonstration against cruel horse racing practices at the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 7. Thoroughbreds are raced too young and too often on hard dirt-track surfaces and are whipped viciously as they come down the stretch. Most racehorses end up broken down and cast off for someone else to care for or are sent to slaughter.

We need to have a big showing at our demonstration at the Belmont Stakes! We will provide a bus leaving from NYC for those who do not have transportation in addition to breakfast on the way to the demo and a box lunch on the return trip. The bus is leaving Penn Station on Saturday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m. (sharp). Please meet at the North East corner of 8th and 31st. If you need a ride, please RSVP to 757-622-7382, ext. 8729 or via email at
HeatherW@peta.org.

The demonstration details are below for those who do not need transportation.

What: Peaceful demonstration at Belmont Stakes
When: Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Outside the Belmont Race Course, 250 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont

Note: The demo will be on the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Belmont Road (For directions to the track, click here.)

If you have any questions about the demonstration, please contact me at 757-622-7382, ext. 8729. Please let us know that you will join us! Very truly yours, Heather Whidden, Activist Liaison People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals HeatherW@peta.org

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