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June Buggie Rants About Zebra Racing!

MEOW! My name is June Buggie and I have something to say.

I'm June Buggie and I'm hopping mad!

I’m June Buggie and I’m hopping mad!

If you’re in New Orleans this weekend you can go to the Fairgrounds Race Course and Slots  and watch  zebra racing.

What kind of absurd nonsense is this?

Zebras are not domesticated animals. They panic in stressful situations, they react in unpredictable manners, and they have been known to attack humans. And yet these beautiful creatures are being put into this stressful situation to amuse humans.

And for what? So you can watch them be scared out of their wits?

From the Fairgrounds Race Course and Slots website

From the Fairgrounds Race Course and Slots website

I urge you to contact the race course and POLITELY voice your displeasure. You can do so at:

Tim Bryant, President, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots tim.bryant@fgno.com

Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing eric.halstrom@fgno.com

Also contact Loyola and Tulane Universities and tell them that by having their mascots at the race track that day they are condoning this abusive practice. You can tweet Tulane president Scott Cowan @TulaneScott. You can contact Loyola University president Kevin Wm. Wildes at pres@loyno.edu.

I get so frustrated with you humans and your asinine belief that you are the only creatures of importance on this planet. You won’t rest until you’ve either killed the rest of us off or made us as miserable as you are. I wish I could pee on the whole lot of ya.


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41 thoughts on “June Buggie Rants About Zebra Racing!

  1. I thinking peeing on people is a great way to show your displeasure and would love to join you in the notion!

    Posted by Basil | January 10, 2013, 4:17 AM
  2. Talk about mess up, just when they used to have kangaroos in boxing rings.
    I’ll tweet them and Oprah too.

    Posted by Doggy's Style | January 10, 2013, 4:37 AM
  3. Well spoken, June Buggie. I agree totally.

    Posted by Renée de Bruin | January 10, 2013, 4:51 AM
  4. A very good post about animal cruelty! In Sweden I saw as well zebras used in a circus, poor animals! Gonna write a protest letter to the circus!

    Posted by narhvalur | January 10, 2013, 4:57 AM
  5. Disgusting! Mom has written to the president and vice-president of that race course. We know a lot about stress and fear around here.

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | January 10, 2013, 5:39 AM
  6. Are You serious June Buggie ……….. GEESH
    some Humans – ????????????
    zebras are so beautiful and WILD 🙂
    not to be ridden ……..
    To be admire and Loved –
    gesh xx June Buggie = so Glad you informed us –
    i will write the not cool dudes
    Love = your Cat xo

    Posted by Cat Forsley | January 10, 2013, 7:06 AM
  7. June Buggie Gizmo & I are just as mad about this as you are…once again you prove that our anipals are much smarter than hoomins

    Posted by Gizmo | January 10, 2013, 7:51 AM
  8. When I saw the title of your post, I didn’t imagine for a moment that it was taking place in America!
    In addition to the points you’ve made, those people in the photo are too heavy to be on a zebra’s back.

    Posted by Clowie | January 10, 2013, 8:12 AM
  9. Hai June Buggie!!! *waving*
    Oh no! What a sad story this is! Lokk at those zebra’s eyes….they look soo sad…..obviouslyit means they don’t wanna run for humans…..it’s very disgusting to see that humans use innocent animals for their pleasure….. 😦

    Posted by eripanwkevin | January 10, 2013, 8:14 AM
  10. I agree with you June Buggie… a zebra race is totally weird… and only for amusing people (and for money, I’ll bet)…what a mad world!!!

    Posted by easyweimaraner | January 10, 2013, 8:19 AM
  11. That is just NOT right.

    Posted by Goose | January 10, 2013, 8:25 AM
  12. I Just wrote both the turdy addresses Tim & Eric ………… ewwwwww
    Zebras are after You guys – cats and dogs – my very faves …………..
    hopefully we can make a change Together
    Jen – let me know if i can help with rants or anything xx
    Love xx Cat xx

    Posted by Cat Forsley | January 10, 2013, 8:30 AM
  13. I never heard such a crazy thing! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will write a letter too.

    Posted by ILoveDogs | January 10, 2013, 8:38 AM
  14. This makes me sick! Tweeted and e-mailed. Tks for posting to raise awareness of this abuse of the zebras.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | January 10, 2013, 9:35 AM
  15. This makes me so sad June Buggie and ty for bring this cruel sport (pfft not a sport) to our attention. Zebra’s most certainly not breed to be ridden on let alone raced, makes my stomach churn and I’ve barfed up a furball and sent it with my proteste emails, xxx’s

    Posted by Jessie & Jane | January 10, 2013, 9:35 AM
  16. Love NOLA, but Zebra racing REALLY? 😦

    Posted by maggiemoosetracks | January 10, 2013, 9:59 AM
  17. There is an annual camel race where I live, so zebras does not really surprise me – ha! Have a Great One:)

    Posted by cravesadventure | January 10, 2013, 10:34 AM
  18. I come from South Africa, where it is still possible to see the beautiful Burchell’s zebra in the wild.

    What a shame to see this happening in the name of fun 😦

    Posted by shacklefordlb | January 10, 2013, 11:14 AM
  19. Wow I didn’t even know this was happening. I think in schools theres should be another course every child has to take called animal welfare, perhaps more would learn something. Poor things

    Posted by kirbysdawgblog | January 10, 2013, 12:34 PM
  20. What in the world? I saw the title and was thinking maybe you had new toys or something.. I cannot believe this is even legal in the U.S. to race these wild creatures… mule racing is one thing and piggy racing is another but zebras? that’s like having emu racing.. I cannot believe that.. it’s a HUGE risk. Going to spread the word on fb and twitter about this get some help to stop it. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted by ilovecats | January 10, 2013, 1:17 PM
  21. I think they are insane

    Posted by Jo Bryant | January 10, 2013, 1:34 PM
  22. Oh goodness, I always thought Zebras were just horses wearing pajamas! This is terrible! I have never heard of this event, Just awful!

    Posted by Emmadog | January 10, 2013, 1:40 PM
  23. That’s a new one on me! Never heard of Zebra racing before…I wonder at the mentality of people sometimes!

    Posted by europasicewolf | January 10, 2013, 4:05 PM
  24. *runs over, waves and drops off nomination form*
    it reads:
    Dear sweet rumpy,
    you have been nominated for 3 blog awards.. please pick them up at http://peacelovenwhiskers.com/2013/01/10/good-things-come-in-3s/..
    plw =^..^=

    Posted by ilovecats | January 10, 2013, 7:20 PM
  25. Email sent. They also have ostrich racing too, which I added in the email for them to end as well. This is just plain wrong. Animals (especially exotic ones) should be protected and respected, not used for our entertainment and for us humans to bet on.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention June Buggie!

    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | January 10, 2013, 8:30 PM
  26. They also have this on their website: “Fans are invited to suggest names for the four racing zebras on the Fair Grounds Facebook page at facebook.com/FairGroundsRaceCourseandSlots. Those suggesting the winning names will receive free admission and recognition in that night’s track program.”

    So everyone please also go to their Facebook page and request that no one participate in the naming of the racing zebras!

    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | January 10, 2013, 8:31 PM
  27. Tell it like it is June Buggie! I would have never thought that people would be racing zebras… really? wth…

    Posted by Ann Paws | January 10, 2013, 10:52 PM
  28. Oh, June Buggie, I so agree with you. It seems like people getting really crazy these days… maybe it’s time to riding these kind of people and stess them out!

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | January 11, 2013, 3:18 AM
  29. Why zebra racing, if you can use a horse? Zebra’s are wild animals. Not the kind of animals you put in a racing. 😦

    Posted by Dianda | January 11, 2013, 2:12 PM
  30. I wasn’t expecting to read that this is happening in the US, June Buggie. Some people would do anything for novelty and amusement, huh? They must be living such boring, unhappy lives! Sheesh.
    I would think there’d be some sort of protection for wild animals (as zebras undoubtedly are), though. This is sad and frustrating, but thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    Posted by tita buds | January 11, 2013, 10:43 PM
  31. Careful… it could be mistaken for territory marking and then where would you be?

    Posted by Anne Schilde | January 12, 2013, 1:14 AM
  32. This is one of those times that I am embarrassed to be a human being. Shame on us.

    Posted by Teepee12 | January 12, 2013, 1:28 PM
  33. I never knew about this Rumpy 😦

    Posted by Bassas Blog | January 13, 2013, 4:05 AM
  34. I thought this was just a catchy title, then this. Gad why are human beings so cruel and ignorant. Well off to tell them what I think.

    Posted by Valentine Logar | January 13, 2013, 7:11 AM
  35. Some days I am SO ashamed of humans. Today is one of those days. Sorry ani-pals!

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | January 15, 2013, 6:21 PM
  36. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! I will make sure to voice my opinions to the parties mentioned above….this is just complete insanity! Why are humans so stupid?

    Posted by Jessica | January 31, 2013, 6:42 PM


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