May 8, 2012
2012 American Equine Summit
The 2012 American Equine Summit which took place at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary on Saturday, March 31st and Sunday April 1st was a resounding success. The particular group of speakers who participated helped to bring clarity, a sense of purpose and a course of action to end the slaughter of America's equines.
"By the end of the Summit, I think we all felt as though a tremendous progress had been made,' said Equine Advocates President, Susan Wagner. 'Each speaker had a particular role and purpose and a stretegy to finally end the slaughter of America's wild and domestic equines has been launched. Part of that strategy will be to empower and unite the "eighty percenters" - the 80% of the American people who want to see a federal ban on horse slaughter. When people know that they are part of the vast majority, they are automatically more willing and confident to take action and make their voices heard. We're going to give them the tools to do so to coincide with the national campaign to pass legislation that will finally stop this unspeakable practice once and for all."
The Summit opened with Donna Nadeau, an Equine Advocates Board Member, introducing EA's President, Susan Wagner.
Here is a photo of legendary concert promoter, Ron Delsener, who posed with Susan Wagner and former New York City carriage horse, Bobby II Freedom, who was rescued from slaughter in 2010. Mr. Delsener served as the Keynote Speaker of the Summit and the main reason was because of his love for horses and all animals and his strong opposition to the urban carriage horse trade, particularly in New York City.
Please read this article that appeared in the May 2012 issue of SOCO Magazine which covered hightlights of the Summit.