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2015 American Equine Summit Videos

We are so pleased to share with you the presentations from the 2015 American Equine Summit held on May 16th and May 17th in our Humane Education Center on the sanctuary grounds. The Summit was hosted and organized by Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates.
The main focus of this year’s Summit was on three vital equine issues:

  • The heinous, outdated and completely unnecessary pregnant mares’ urine (PMU) industry which shockingly has escalated since being transferred primarily to China.
  • The systematic eradication of America’s precious Wild Horse and Burro Herds as they are being “managed” into extinction by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other governmental agencies.
  • The slaughter of American horses, which hopefully will soon be a thing of the past due to the serious risks to food safety, human health and the liability issues connected to the slaughter of U.S. equines for human consumption.

We wish to thank all of our expert speakers, attendees, staff and volunteers, as well as Victoria Racimo, Videographer and TanNa Young, Editor for their time and expertise in making these videos available for world-wide distribution.

We also want to extend very special thanks to the one and only, Gloria Steinem, for her impassioned letter against the production and use of PMU drugs.

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Video #1:  Susan Wagner – Welcome Remarks.  Introduced by Karen Wagner, Development Director.

Video #2:  Keynote Address by Paula Bacon, Former Mayor of Kaufman, Texas.

Video #3:  John Holland, President of the Equine Welfare Alliance.  Mr. Holland’s talk is titled “Banned by the European Union: Where is Mexican Horse Meat Going Now?”

Video #4:  Vicki Burns, Conservationist and Animal Advocate, formerly of the Winnipeg Humane Society.  Ms. Burns’ talk is titled “Shining a Light on the PMU Industry – What is Hidden Behind the Barn Doors?”

Video #5:  Jerilynn C. Prior, MD FRCPC, Professor of Endocrinology at the Department of Medicine at the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research at the University of British Columbia Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.  Dr. Prior’s talk is titled “An Approach to Estrogen Appropriate for the 21st Century.”

Video #6:  Victoria Racimo, Filmmaker and President of Palomino Entertainment.  Victoria previewed her new documentary film “One Day” about the rescue of 1977 Champion Race Mare, Our Mims, and the woman, Jeanne Mirabito, who saved her.  This film was edited by TanNa Young who is also the Coordinating Producer of the CBS Series, “The Good Wife.”

Video #7:  Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation for the Wild Horse Freedom Federation.  Ms. Walker’s talk is titled “The Fight to Save Wyoming’s Wild Horses.”

Video #8:  Debbie Coffey, Vice President and Director of Wild Horse Affairs for the Wild Horse Freedom Federation.  Ms. Coffey’s talk is titled “Current Wild Horse and Burro Issues.”

Video #9:  Loni Stewart, Director of Administration and Research for the Canadian Horse Defence (sic) Coalition.  Ms. Stewart’s talk is titled “The Horse Slaughter Industry in Canada Today.”

Video #10:  Holly Cheever, D.V.M., Award-Winning Large and Small Animal Veterinarian, Lecturer, Consultant.  Dr. Cheever’s talk is titled “Professional Equine Interest Groups:  Their Positions Supporting Horse Slaughter:  WHY?”

Video #11:  Alex Brown, Horseman and Author.  Mr. Brown showed his new three-part series titled “Horses, Sports, Culture and Slaughter.”

Russ Mead, Esq., General Counsel for the Animal Law Coalition and Visiting Professor at Lewis and Clark Law School, gave a talk titled “Legal Advocacy for Horses.”

Dr. Ray Kellosalmi provided a letter for women considering HRT/ERT treatment to bring to their OB/GYNs.

You can also see some photos from the Summit taken by professional photographer, Jim Craner, on our Facebook page.  Thank you, Jim!