21 May 2019

Protest Cruel Ostrich Races in Omaha, Nebraska May 26!

Poster of jockeys racing camels and ostrich

Nebraska VOTES Humane will protest the Camel and Ostrich Races at Horsemen’s Park in Omaha on Sunday, May 26 from 1:30-5:30pm. Please join the protest if you can and bring protest signs.

Nebraska VOTES Humane is also urging people to call the Mayor’s hotline to protest these cruel races. According to their Facebook alert, the mayor will refer callers to the Nebraska Humane Society, but when you call the mayor, insist that the mayor’s office record and acknowledge your complaint.

Then please call the Nebraska Humane Society and urge that they monitor the races Sunday May 26 for injured birds and horses. Ostriches are not built to support the weight of a human being, and their long thin legs and large fragile eyes are vulnerable to severe injury.

Please call:

  Mayor Jean Stothert’s hotline at 1-402-444-5555

  Nebraska Racing Commission at 1-402-471-4155

  Nebraska Humane Society at 1-402-444-7800

 

Facebook post protesting camel and ostrich racing

Please visit Nebraska Votes Humane on Facebook for more information and updates about the races and action against them.


For more information about ostriches and why these races are cruel and demeaning to them, visit Ostriches and read Nowhere to Hide.

 

Thank You For Taking Action!
– United Poultry Concerns