Horse Talk Radio to Host Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Discussion Dec. 8

Horse Talk Radio, a weekly broadcast hosted by Jen Hegeman and broadcast on Park City, Utah's KPCW (91.9 FM), will again examine the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act tomorrow.

Guests on the Dec. 8 show will include: AAEP Past President Robert D. Lewis, DVM; Dave Howells, chairman of the American Horse Council's State Horse Council Advisory Committee; and Mark Lutschaunig, VMD, director of the Governmental Relations Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The broadcasts are available live online via Saturdays at noon, Eastern.

This is one of several programs Hegeman has led on the subject of the proposed federal Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which would prohibit the "shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of any horse or other equine to be slaughtered for human consumption." The bill was introduced simultaneously in the U.S. House and Senate in January 2007, after a similar measure died in the previous congressional session.

Past guests discussing slaughter on the program have included: Lisa Sandberg, Houston Chronicle columnist who has conducted extensive research into Mexican slaughterhouses; Temple Grandin, PhD, speaker and researcher into the compassionate slaughter of meat animals; Justin Harding, legislative director to Congressman Rob Bishop, Utah; Michael Markarian, vice president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS); and Laurie Sullivan-Sakaeda, PhD, who spoke on human psychology.

Listen to a previous Horse Talk broadcast on the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act from October 13, 2007.

Horse Talk radio also broadcast a program on H.R. 249, a slaughter ban on wild horses. Listen to that program here.

For all full archive of Horse Talk broadcasts see  

About the Author

Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.

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