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Nashville, Tenn. – This early morning, PETA sent a letter to Kid Rock inquiring him to just take a stand in opposition to Budweiser for mutilating the Clydesdale horses it employs as promoting tools—including 1 they evidently named immediately after him—by eradicating the beer model from his Nashville restaurant, Kid Rock’s Significant Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ’n’ Roll Steakhouse. The team shared with the rocker that Budweiser quietly severs the wonderful horses’ tailbones—either with a scalpel or with a limited band that stops the blood provide to the tail, causing it to die and slide off—just so that the horses will glance a selected way when hitched to a beer wagon.

Only God appreciates why Budweiser receives absent with this kind of a lowlife point as slicing off horses’ tailbones,” suggests PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is painting Kid Rock a picture of the company’s cruelty to Clydesdales in the hope that he’ll make his restaurant a Budweiser-no cost zone.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in portion, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—also despatched and also despatched the rocker a pack of coasters urging imbibers to “Drinkwiser” and “Boycott Budweiser.”

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PETA’s letter to Kid Rock follows.

Dear Mr. Ritchie:

We desired to share the enclosed coasters with you and notify you about a rationale for animal lovers to boycott all Budweiser items.

Child Rock’s Significant Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ’n’ Roll Steakhouse serves Bud, but you may possibly not know that Anheuser-Busch, the organization that makes that beer, is cruelly amputating the tailbones—part of the spine—of its well known Budweiser Clydesdales just so they’ll appear a specific way, a mutilation very long considered a type of emasculation, some thing knights did to their enemies’ horses to lower their enemies down to dimension. Budweiser named just one of the horses who has been disfigured in this way “Kid Rock” soon after you.

The enterprise severs horses’ tailbones or puts tight bands close to their tails to cut off blood circulation so that the bones will die and fall off. It’s an unwanted and lasting disfigurement that brings about immense ache, impacts the horses’ balance, and leaves them devoid of all-natural protection from flies and other biting insects. Horses also rely on their tails to converse with some others in their herd.

Both equally the American Affiliation of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Affiliation condemn severing horses’ tails except it’s medically necessary. 10 states—as perfectly as many European nations, which includes Belgium, in which Anheuser-Busch is headquartered—have banned this practice. If Budweiser is concerned that tail hair may possibly grow to be entangled in a wagon’s hitch devices, easy braiding and wrapping of the tails would stop this probability.

Will you consider halting gross sales of Budweiser solutions at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ’n’ Roll Steakhouse right until Anheuser-Busch commits to halting the amputation of its Clydesdales’ tailbones?

Thank you for your consideration. I’m joyful to response any inquiries you may perhaps have.


Kathy Guillermo

Senior Vice President