Animal Protection Groups Attending Equitana to Engage With Event Participants

Equine experts representing the Humane Society family of organizations will be tabling at Equitana USA at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The representatives will be available to brief media outlets and event attendees on efforts to protect equines, including the status of a federal horse slaughter ban and the multi-pronged campaign to end the practice of horse soring. They include:

Todd Blevins, Kentucky state director for the Humane Society of the United States

Keith Dane, senior advisor of the equine protection department for the Humane Society of the United States

Anna Marie Malloy, senior legislative specialist for the Humane Society Legislative Fund

Valerie Pringle, program manager of the equine protection department for the Humane Society of the United States

These experts will be located at Booth 541 in the Covered Arena from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 3. They will be available on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Both attendees and media are invited to connect with this diverse group of experts to learn more about the work the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are doing to protect horses through federal and state legislation.

Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States fights the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society.

 Learn more about our work at Subscribe to Kitty Block’s blog, A Humane World. Follow the HSUS Media Relations department on Twitter. Read the award-winning All Animals magazine. Listen to the Humane Voices Podcast. 

 Humane Society Legislative Fund works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues and support humane candidates for office. Formed in 2004, HSLF is incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code as a separate lobbying affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States. Visit us on the web at, read our blog at,and follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @HSLegFund.

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