Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, as of late, PETA is criticizing Jack Harlow's new Drake-assisted tune and video "Churchill Downs" for glamorizing horseracing and the Kentucky Derby.
According to PETA, the winner of the race was hit in the face, and three horses die on American racing courses every day.
Furthermore, PETA is urging Harlow to give the proceeds from the song to the care of horses abandoned by the business, which can number up to 7,500 horses each year.
In a public statement, PETA’s Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo explained:
“Jack Harlow’s glamorized portrayal of horse racing is missing the whips, drugs, and deaths that run rampant in the industry. Profiting from the abuse of others is never acceptable, and PETA is calling on Jack Harlow to pony up and pay for the care of American Thoroughbreds who would otherwise be shipped to foreign slaughterhouse”.
Rich Strike, the winning Thoroughbred in this year's Kentucky Derby, began attacking the rider on horseback who was escorting him to the winner's circle.
Rich Strike was most likely in a frenzy after being whipped and made to sprint in the winner's circle.
Instead of giving Rich Strike time to settle down, the man continued to beat him.
In a film narrated by Succession actor James Cromwell, PETA reveals that trainers use a cocktail of medicines to boost horses' performance and compel them to gallop despite painful conditions, increasing the risk of catastrophic breakdowns. When horses stop earning money, their owners sell them.