Public Hearing on the Welfare of Racehorses in New York State

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING and
SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC ANIMAL WELFARE

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A

NYSHA, Horse Racing Wrongs, and Responsible Animal Care were instrumental in working with Senator Addabbo’s Office to assemble this hearing, the first of its kind on the welfare of racehorses and their aftercare. The Senator invited numerous representatives from humane groups, as well as those from the racing industry.

A link is provided below of the entire 4-hour hearing. NYSHA is featuring speakers that we feel advocate for the health, safety, and lives of these animals exploited by the racing industry. Those testimonies are provided below. Click on speakers’s name for testimony.


PANEL 1

  • Robert Williams, Deputy Secretary, NYS Gaming Commission
  • Scott Palmer, Equine Medical Director, NYS Gaming Commission

PANEL 2

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PANEL 5

  • Susan Kayne, Founder & President, Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation
  • Anna Ford, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program
  • Betty Holt, Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program
  • Diana Pikulski, Editor, Thoroughbred Adoption Network
  • Colleen Segarra, President, Equine Rescue Resource, Inc.

PANEL 6

  • Tom DeJesu, Director of Public Outreach NYRA

PANEL 7

  • Jeffrey Cannizzo, New York Throughbred Breeders
  • Andy Belfiore, New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association
  • Lisa Molloy, Saratoga War Horse Program
  • Richard Schosberg, New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association

Senate Hearing in its entirely.