Kathy Guillermo


Kathy Guillermo is a senior vice president and 25-year veteran of PETA. One of her responsibilities is leading PETA's efforts to end horse-racing abuse. In recent years, she exposed the cruelty of thoroughbred slaughter, releasing PETA's first-ever video footage of the horse slaughterhouse in Japan, where 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand was killed in 2002. Following these revelations, her 2011 proposal to the Jockey Club outlining a detailed retirement program led to the racing industry's formation of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which has launched the first-ever comprehensive retirement plan for racing thoroughbreds.