The International Equine Conference was a huge success and very well attended. Speakers had impressive expertise and data in medicine, veterinary medicine, law, public policy, humane advocacy, history, politics, zoology, ecology and more! A heartfelt thanks to the Equine Welfare Alliance, the Animal Law Coalition, Dr. Ann Marini, and everyone for putting together such an incredible event packed with so many strong presenters.
Our presentation was very well received and Animals’ Angels received a lot of positive feedback for our work. Also appreciated was our new film A Horse’s Nightmare, released for the first time at the conference. To be used to gain support for legislative efforts banning horse slaughter and to raise further awareness about the issue, the film is a short 7 minutes/7seconds.
Central to my presentation on the cruelty for horses in the pipeline was the role of the EU and European consumers. Later strategy discussions focused on developing an anti horse slaughter campaign targeting consumers. Everyone seemed to agree that educating the European market was more important than ever.
AA wasted no time and has already met with a European-based organization with several overseas offices. The potential for future cooperation with a cross-Atlantic campaign looks promising.
Many, many thanks to the incredible people who made the conference possible. The mark of a truly successful conference like this one is that we achieve new successes and new directions, with enhanced information and allies, networks that make us stronger and liaisons that create real impact. This conference has helped expand efforts across the Atlantic and empowered us to be increasingly effective in our fight against horse slaughter.
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