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Pro-Horse Press Conference to Precede International Equine Conference

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Special press conference to address the horse slaughter and wild equine protection issues will be held at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm on opening day of the third International Equine Conference.

International Equine ConferenceLexington, Kentucky (EWA) – The Third Annual International Equine Conference, hosted by the Equine Welfare Alliance will be held September 27 – 29 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

On the opening day of the conference, Friday September 27, horse welfare organizations will come together to hold a special press conference to provide expert information on equine welfare to the media and advocates that cannot attend the full conference.

Michael Blowen, owner and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility, will open the press conference. Participating in the press conference will be key individuals from The Equine Welfare Alliance, Respect4Horses, the Cloud Foundation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, Wild Horses of the Abaco’s and the Humane Society of the United States.

 The press conference will cover the potential re-opening of horse slaughter plants in America, BLM’s mismanagement of America’s wild horses and burros, horse tripping, the over breeding of horses and other current issues pertaining to equine welfare.


Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

1841 Payne Depot Road

Georgetown, KY



Friday, September 27, 2013 from 11:00a to 12:00p

All press, media and public will be welcome to attend the Press conference. Refreshments will be served.  Please be seated at 11:00a.

After the Press Conference, the three day International Equine conference will continue with a tour of Three Chimneys farm in Midway, Kentucky, Old Friends Farm and a meet and greet reception at 7:00p at The Kentucky Horse Park. On Saturday, presentations will commence and will end on Sunday. The soon to be released documentary “America’s Wild Horses” will also be previewed at the International Equine Conference.

For the agenda, list of presenters, additional information or to register, please visit

6 replies »

  1. We may be getting some help on stopping horse slaughter from a organization called , this is a organization comprised of doctors all across the country that are working to stop live animals being used for experiments. They have stopped almost all of the universities from using livestock such as pigs and goats to train doctors on wounds caused by gunfire in the military. They have pushed the use of robots like trauma man that simulates human anatomy. They are going after the livestock industry over the use of antibiotics. From the information I was sent by them they are going after the slaughter industry over the drugs in horse meat. This is the kind of help we have needed for years to help stop the slaughter. These politicians cannot put up much of a fight against a large group of MD’s going after them on the adulterated horse meat. Another senator has signed on to S. 541 according to GovTrack. If the senators will just start signing on we might reach enough to bring these bills forward to pass it. Obama has said he will sign it if he gets it.


  2. N I H already has submitted a fourteen hundred page White Paper regarding the culminate of carcinogen and Human Health impacts
    Victoria McCullough


  3. It will help bigtime our efforts in getting the SAFE Act s541 HR 1094 co-sponsored & passed if this doc’s group signs on! Check out the public page in support of the SAFE Act and note on the page posted yesterday, is a picture “Join the Herd Passing the Safe Act”, click on it to see a full list of congress & sen co-sponsorsing – please like the page!



    Operation Badlands Moving Full Speed Ahead
    A Report on our visit to this wondrous place
    (photos by Ginger Kathrens and Lisa Friday)

    On Thursday, September 5th, Lisa Friday and I flew to Billings MT, rented a car and drove for four hours to the Badlands of North Dakota and into Theodore Roosevelt National Park that evening. Herds of bison grazed, some with little orange calves born late in the season. Prairie Dogs barked and ducked into their holes and mule deer foraged near the road.


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