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This weekend in the world of equine policy : September 21, 2012

Wild horses on the Virginia Range of Northern Nevada
Wild horses on the Virginia Range of Northern Nevada
Carrol Abel

Weekend events in the world of Equine policy is small in number, but huge when it comes to importance.

  • You will find a long list of who’s who in the world of equine policy attending the International Equine Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Saturday’s agenda includes: Ginger Kathrens, Emmy award winning filmmaker known for her PBS series following the life of the wild stallion named “Cloud”; Vickery Eckhoff, Forbes Magazine; Nancy Perry, ASPCA; and Dr. Oliver Berreville, Ph.D., Scientific advisor for the Canadian Horse Defense Council. Sunday’s agenda includes: Arlene Gawne and Keith Dane, Humane Society of the United States; Craig Downer, biologist and author; and many more. For further information on the conference, click here.
  • Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund of Reno, Nevada is be raising funds this weekend in preparation for the rescue of an additional 25 wild horses from the livestock auction coming up on Wednesday September 26th. This nonprofit organization made headlines just this week when they prevented 23 horses from being delivered into the hands of “kill” buyers due to a change in Nevada Department of Agriculture's policy. To participate in their fundraising or to find out about providing shelter for some of the rescued horses click here.
  • The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is asking for comments this weekend on Bureau of Land Management’s plan to eradicate burros in the Southern California desert. Comments to the Bureau are due no later than September 28th. To learn more and to place your comment, click here


The Wild Horse Preservation League of Nevada will be holding a fun filled Wild Horse Benefit Concert in Virginia City, Nevada on October 13th. Well known singer / songwriter, Lacy J. Dalton ; David John of the Comstock Cowboys; Willis Lamm & The Mountain Outlaws; and cowboy poets Harold Miller and Buck Helton will be on hand to entertain. To take advantage of advance ticket pricing and for more information, click here.

That’s all for now folks. Stay tuned for next weeks events.


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