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Proposed Legislation to Protect race horses

Proposed Legislation to Protect race horses

Two state lawmakers will join the owner of a Kentucky Derby winner Thursday  to announce a bill aimed at preventing horses from being shipped out of New York for slaughter.Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and Sen. Kathleen Marchione will be at the Old Friends at Cabin Creek ranch in Greenfield...not far from the Saratoga Race Course.They'll be joined by Jack Knowlton, owner of 2003 Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide. The lawmakers say thousands of horses are taken to Canada or Mexico each year for slaughter...and the meat shipped overseas for consumption.

 

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