Animal Rights Activists Protest Horse Deaths, Hope To Close Golden Gate Fields

BERKELEY (BCN) Animal rights activists protested Friday afternoon outside of Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley following the death of a horse Tuesday ...

December 10, 2022
1:32 PM

BERKELEY (BCN) Animal rights activists protested Friday afternoon outside of Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley following the death of a horse Tuesday at the track, activists said. Beautiful Lavender is the 15th racehorse to die this year at Golden Gate Fields. The thoroughbred is the fourth horse to die at the track in about three weeks. Protesters also demonstrated Saturday because of the prior three deaths. In all of last year 26 racehorses died at Golden Gate Fields. Deaths are identified as musculoskeletal, non-musculoskeletal or other and the California Horse Racing Board sometimes provides additional details on the cause of death.

Keith Burbank