Dear Members of the New Mexico Racing Commission,
Thank you for taking on the task of cleaning up horseracing in New Mexico. We share a common concern for the health and well being of horses used in horseracing. Horses seem to receive little benefit and lots of harm from the hundreds of millions of dollars made off horseracing in New Mexico. As you work to support the viability of horseracing, please know that the public is extremely disturbed by current treatment of horses in racing. Specifically, horses who are in pain should be given rest instead of injections. Please continue to eliminate and restrict the use of medications and test to find and punish those who are illegally administering drugs in horseracing. Please also demonstrate leadership in supporting programs that reduce the overbreeding of horses and increase the safety net for horses without homes. Horses cannot voice complaints or advocate for themselves, this is the duty and obligation of humans and I applaud you for taking on this urgent work.
Thank you for your service to our state.