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Friday, July 27 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Effective Advocacy to Protect Horses

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Optional Workshop - Additional Fee Required

Learn how to advocate for horse welfare on a local, state, and federal level. Hear from experienced advocates and become empowered while learning about state welfare coalitions, the threat of horse slaughter in your community, effective letter writing, grassroots advocacy campaigns, and the federal legislative process. Practical tools and talking points, as well as hands-on learning experiences, will enable attendees to become better advocates, educate politicians and the media, and improve the lives of horses.

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Scott Beckstead

Senior Oregon Director, The Humane Society of the United States Before joining HSUS in 2007, served as mayor of Waldport, Oregon from 2002-2007. He owned and operated his own law firm for 15 years, and  co-authored the first casebook on Animal Law. He currently teaches Animal Law as an adjunct professor at Willamette University College of Law.  With The HSUS, he has developed a diverse, statewide coalition to help... Read More →

Teresa Bippen

Vice President, Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) Teresa Bippen has served on the FOSH Board of Directors since 2003, a few years after its inception. FOSH is an all volunteer, animal welfare organization that fights the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses. Soring is the deliberate infliction of pain upon a horse’s limbs to create a high stepping gait in the show ring. As a Board member, Teresa has headed up Marketing and Public Relations and... Read More →
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Valerie Pringle

Equine Protection Specialist, The Humane Society of the United States Valarie has been an Equine Protection Specialist with The Humane Society of the United States for the last year and a half. At Days End Farm for Horse Rescue, she completed the Equine Cruelty Investigators course. Living in Annapolis, she witnessed the carriage horses working in what she considered inhumane conditions, so she worked to pass legislation to... Read More →
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Carolyn Schnurr

Carolyn Schnurr, Federal Legislative Manager As federal legislative manager, Carolyn focuses on developing strong relationships for the ASPCA in Congress and with agency officials to advance the organization’s federal agenda. Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law where she developed her legal expertise in equine issues. Originally from Kentucky, Carolyn relocated to the DC area so she could pursue a career in... Read More →

Friday July 27, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm

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