Presenters Speak to Packed House
WASHINGTON D.C. (WHFF)- Day one of the first annual International Equine Conference started with a stunning schedule of noted equine professionals from across the United States and beyond. Speaking to a packed house, such notables as scientists Dr. Ann Marini and Dr. Marlene Haffner spoke on the issue of food safety and the associated dangers of foreign consumers eating drug tainted, slaughtered American horses while a score of international experts presented to the audience programs on equine health, welfare and ways forward to ensure a solid foundation for a sustainable and humane future for America’s revered companion animals, the horse.
Nationally recognized officials from both the ASPCA and HSUS were on hand to highlight the programs that are place to aide in the protection of the American horse both domestic and wild. Representatives from as far away as Canada spoke while groups from Florida presented on their efforts to stop the unlawful practice of backyard horse slaughter in their otherwise, sunshine filled state.
Twelve hours of rapid fire presentations were made with the day culminating with a special, private screening of Katia Louise’ spellbinding movie, “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed”
“It’s our intent to give the public a toolkit to take back out into the public sector”, said Vicki Tobin, VP of one of the organizing groups the Equine Welfare Alliance, “We are arming individuals with scientific facts, figures and the truth so that they can not only better represent the issues that our our American equines currently face but can aide in the fight against the propaganda and misinformation put forth by the anti-horse factions that rant across this country. The truth will always prevail.”
The scientific equine conference is being held from Sept. 26th through the 28th. Speakers and Agenda items can be acquired by clicking (HERE)
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