“Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves”
Lexington, KY – (SFTHH) Yesterday, under the blue skies and on the rolling green hills of Old Friends Farm in Lexington, Kentucky keynote speakers held a kick-off press conference on the issues of horse slaughter and the miss-management of America’s wild horses.
Representatives of Old Friend’s Farm, Equine Welfare Alliance, Humane Society of the United States, Respect for Horses, Cloud Foundation, Wild Horses of the Abacos and Wild Horse Freedom Federation clarified for the press and public the intent and mission of the two day International Equine Conference that is being held at the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park this weekend.
“This is our third such annual conference,” stated John Holland, president of the Equine Welfare Alliance, “and with each passing year we continue to grow both in content and audience. Our intent is to clarify another year worth of bogus propaganda perpetrated against our American equine by special interests who want to open horse slaughter plants in the United States.”
Simone Netherlands, director of Respect4Horses, and organizer of the press conference added, “We are better than this, 80% of Americans are against horse slaughter yet a deviant few are attempting to put not only our horses but our human food chain in jeopardy for the all mighty dollar.”
“The destruction of our wild horses and horse slaughter are joined at the hip,” stated the president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation’s R.T. Fitch, “If you take away the ability of selling our wild horses to kill buyers the BLM may reconsider their “management to extinction” plan for the few remaining wild horses who rightfully reside on our public lands.”
The two day conference begins today at the Kentucky Horse Park, North Exhibition Hall, Room A. For further information contact IEC@equinewelfarealliance.org
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