156: Dying to Race
Ellen Ericksen is a known animal rights activist here in San Diego. She's also been on the podcast a few times already to discuss Sea World as well as Del Mar racetrack (Episodes 88 and 94).
With horse racing season coming up (7/17/2019), Ellen returns to the podcast to expose some of the details behind the $100 BILLION dollar industry, including the underground horse slaughter and horse-meat trade that's happening right in our own backyards!
For more about horse racing deaths & slaughter:
Horse Death Watch (USA): https://www.horsedeathwatch.com/
Horse Racing Kills (AUS): https://horseracingkills.com/issues/deathwatch/
The Horse Fund; Slaughter (USA): https://horsefund.org/horse-slaughter-resources.php
The Guardian (USA): https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/08/santa-anita-closes-horse-deaths-racing
Animal Aid (UK): https://www.animalaid.org.uk/the-issues/our-campaigns/horse-racing/