October 21, 2021



PETA urges IOC president to remove equestrian events from Olympic Games

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) approached the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday to dispense with equestrian occasions from future Olympics refering to mercilessness to ponies during the new Tokyo Summer Games.

In an episode that became a web sensation via online media, Germany’s Annika Schleu was shot whipping her pony Saint Boy after he would not hop during the advanced pentathlon contest.

German mentor and coach Kim Raisner was likewise shown hitting the pony.

The Modern Pentathlon organization (UIPM) immediately excluded Raisner from inclusion in the men’s occasion for her activities.

“The world was stunned when a noticeably disturbed German pentathlon contender, Annika Schleu, was recorded prodding and whipping the pony Saint Boy after he wouldn’t enter the course,” said PETA in a letter to IOC president Thomas Bach.

“Schleu’s mentor, Kim Raisner, was then shown hitting the pony. Raisner was legitimately removed from the Olympics, yet fines and suspensions aren’t sufficient to shield different ponies from coaches who may submit comparative offenses.”

The IOC couldn’t quickly be gone after remark.

PETA likewise noted two episodes in the equestrian eventing rivalry.

In one Jet Set, a pony ridden by a Swiss contender Robin Godel, was harmed so seriously during a crosscountry occasion that he must be euthanized while the another saw Irish rider Cian O’Connor power his mount Kilkenny to complete the course regardless of blood pouring from his noses.

“The Olympic Games grandstand human competitors, not the capacity to startle and harm ponies who don’t decide to contend yet are accomplishing practically everything, in some cases at the expense of their actual lives,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.

“Similarly as the games have developed to incorporate present day sports like skating, PETA is approaching the International Olympic Committee to consign harmful equestrian occasions to the set of experiences books.”