Target: Chuck Winner, Chairman of California Horse Racing Board
Goal: Keep current anti-whipping regulations for horse racing.
Just last year, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) implemented a strict anti-whipping regulation. Currently, jockeys are allowed to whip their horses a maximum of three times in a row. The penalty is a mere fine, but thankfully the regulation is being enforced.
Now, the CHRB is considering allowing jockeys to whip their horses four times in succession during the last stretch of the race. Apparently, it is the jockeys who are eager to whip their horses more. It is cruel to whip these horses and to continue racing them for human entertainment.
Sign this petition and demand the anti-whipping regulations stay strict. These horses should not be whipped at all. The least we can do is keep the whipping to a minimum.
Dear Mr. Winner,
Recently your organization, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), has been considering changing the current anti-whipping regulations. As of now, jockeys are allowed to whip their horses three times in a row. CHRB is now considering to let jockeys whip their horses four times during the last stretch of the race.
Please consider keeping the whipping to a minimum and to keep the current anti-whipping regulations. These horses feel pain just like you and me. They should not be treated like objects.
Racing already puts a lot of stress on horses physically and mentally. The least we can do is keep the whipping to a minimum.
[Your Name Here]
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