Sunday, September 23, 2012

Las Vegas Updates from R.T. Fitch

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Equine Advocates Rock Las Vegas

Pro-horse advocates from across North America rode into Las Vegas for an intensive weekend of sharing, learning, strategizing and brainstorming on the future welfare of America’s iconic horses, donkeys and mules at the second annual International Equine Conference hosted by the Equine Welfare Alliance on Saturday.
Noted equine experts in the areas of advocating, veterinarian medicine, legal, legislation and food safety kicked off the the first day of the gathering before a sold out crowd at the UNLV campus.
Advocates and leaders in many equestrian disciplines are combining forces in an effort to thwart special interest special interest groups who have made efforts to slaughter horses for human consumption abroad and to eradicate wild horses and burros from their rightful lands.
“The intent of this conference is to give equine advocates a qualified ‘toolkit’”, said R.T. Fitch, volunteer president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation and co-moderator of the event, “so that groups and individuals can share the facts and the truth on issues involving equine welfare with family, friends, community and local news agencies when they return home.”
“Many great ideas were hatched in last year’s session”, stated Vicki Tobin, VP of Equine Welfare Alliance, “and those same concepts grew to fruition and have made notable strides forward in improving the welfare of horses and burros over the past year.”
“We hope to ramp up the momentum and hatch a few more great strategies during this session”‘ she continued.
The conference will conclude Sunday Evening.

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