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Video: Budweiser Clydesdales in Near-Constant Distress

PETA’s new video investigation reveals agitated Budweiser Clydesdales uselessly flicking the remnants of their amputated tails incessantly as they try in vain to brush away biting, disease-spreading insects under the hot sun at the Anheuser-Busch–owned Warms Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri, and Grant’s Farm in St. Louis. This suffering is the result of Budweiser’s shameful practice of severing horses’ tailbones just so they’ll look a certain way.

Budweiser has turned the Clydesdales into insect buffets, causing them extreme physical pain and stress.

The horses are unable to fend off barrages of bites, and there’s no excuse for it. PETA is calling on Budweiser to back off and let the Clydesdales keep their tailbones.

A PETA video exposé detailed how Budweiser painfully amputates the horses’ tailbones, either with a scalpel or with a tight band that stops the blood supply to the tail, causing it to die and fall off. Our campaign against the beer maker has included television ads, protests against the horses’ disfigurement, and appeals to celebrities and sports teams.

Both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners condemn cosmetic tailbone amputation. The practice is illegal in 10 states and a number of countries, and equine veterinarians have gone on record calling it “despicable,” “disgraceful,” and “abusive.”

Anheuser-Busch Must Stop Mutilating Horses Immediately!

The self-proclaimed “king of beer” is at the bottom of the heap when it comes to the care of its most famous symbols.

Please join PETA in urging the company to stop amputating horses’ tails:

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