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Sunday, July 29 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Horse Welfare in America

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The role of the horse in the United States has largely shifted away serving utilitarian needs for transportation, war, and nation-building to one of companion animal in modern culture, yet equines are still mistreated due to ignorance, callousness or greed.  This workshop will address several areas of cruelty to horses, and efforts being undertaken to confront them.  Topics will include the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of American horses annually, abuses in the gaited horse show industry and treatment of America’s wild horses by the federal Bureau of Land Management.


Stephanie Boyles

Wildlife Scientist, The Humane Society of the United States Stephanie Boyles is the Wildlife Scientist in the Wildlife and Habitat Protection Department at the Humane Society of the United States. Stephanie has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of wildlife advocacy and joined The HSUS five years ago where she works with federal and state agencies, NGOs, municipalities, corporations, and communities to develop and implement... Read More →
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Keith Dane

Vice President, Equine Protection, The Humane Society of the United States
As Vice President of Equine Protection for The Humane Society of the United States, Keith Dane oversees the domestic horse welfare programs for the nation’s largest animal protection organization. Those efforts include a nationwide campaign to end the slaughter of America’s horses, work to improve the welfare of horses used in sport, work and racing and the rehoming of America’s at-risk and homeless horses. | Dane previously served as... Read More →
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Nancy Perry

Senior Vice President, Government Relations, ASPCA
Senior Vice President of Government Relations, ASPCA | Nancy Perry oversees the ASPCA’s state and federal policy work, and recently opened the ASPCA Washington, D.C. office. Nancy formerly was HSUS’s vice president of Government Affairs. Nancy has testified in Congressional hearings and helped pass laws on animal crush videos, fur, puppy imports, animal fighting, and horse slaughter, along with 20 successful state initiatives... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2012 4:45pm - 5:45pm

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