Summit of the dead horse turns on haunches and runs.
Oklahoma City, OK (R4H) – While last year the two conferences representing opposing sides of the explosive Horse Slaughter Debate took place in Las Vegas, this year’s Equine battleground was set to play out in Oklahoma City no farther than one city block away from each other.
Although they had been planning it for over a year, spent a lot of resources and had sold many $150-$300 tickets, the United Organizations of the Horse, (the Pro- Horse Slaughter faction) announced today that they postponed their dead horse Summit to January 2013, in order to focus resources on a rescue and rejuvenation program!
“I believe the ground was getting too hot for them in Oklahoma City. 80% of Americans are against Horse Slaughter, and although they believed Oklahoma was an exception, it turns out that it is not,” states Simone Netherlands, the organizer of the Summit of the Live Horse Press Conference.
The Summit of the Live Horse Press Conference is in no way quitting and the live online broadcast will move forward as scheduled:
The Summit of the Live Horse Press Conference
Holiday Inn, Will Rogers Airport
4401 SW 15th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
12 – 1PM CDT
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
“Just because they canceled their conference it doesn’t mean that they will stop strategizing about how to increase the demand for horse meat, how to slaughter our wild horses and how to open new horse slaughter plants in the U.S.,” says R.T. Fitch, writer and also one of the speakers of the Press Conference of the live Horse.
Will horse slaughter be coming to your neighborhood? Do we need horse slaughter in America? Can horse slaughter be made humane? Is horsemeat toxic? Does horse slaughter solve abuse and neglect? Does horse slaughter encourage over breeding? Will our wild horses be slaughtered? Will it stop horse slaughter across our borders?
The Summit of the Live Horse Press Conference, will have a panel of equine experts and professionals who will answer the above questions and offer solutions and alternatives.
Panel members will include:
- Scott Beckstead, Senior Oregon Director for The Humane Society of the United States
- Carolyn Schnurr, Federal Legislative Manager for the ASPCA
- Ginger Kathrens, Filmmaker and Director of the Cloud Foundation
- Dr. Jennifer Madden, DVM
- Simone Netherlands, Horse trainer and Director of Respect4Horses
- R.T. Fitch, Writer and co-founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation
- Brogan Horton, Founder of Animal Rescue Unit
“We collectively suggest that they take their deceptive name, their deceptive propaganda and their deceptive agenda far away and go pretend that they care about horses and horse people somewhere else,” states Simone Netherlands.
The interactive Summit of the Live Horse Press Conference will be broadcast on Ustream.tv, April 3, 2012. This service will give the press conference global coverage and allow anyone to participate in the question and answer sessions afterwards. Search Ustream.tv/Respect4Horses at 12:00 noon CDT to log into the live broadcast. The link will also be available at http://www.Respect4Horses.com