Animal Welfare Council Joins Unwanted Horse Group

The Animal Welfare Council (AWC), a non-profit organization with membership compromised of businesses and organizations involved in caring for animals in recreation, entertainment, sport and industry, is the newest member of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.

The AWC provides a unified voice for those in the industry who enjoy riding, showing, owning, and interacting with animals. The mission of the AWC is to support the use of animals in recreation, entertainment, industry, and sports while dedicating themselves to the responsible and humane care and use of animals in all activities. While preserving this mission, the AWC commits to preserving the interaction between animals and humans and educations the public concerning the care and treatment of animals involved in all AWC activities.

"The Animal Welfare Council is pleased to join the Unwanted Horse Coalition and assist in the educational efforts about unwanted horses in the United States and to work with the horse industry on possible solutions," said Cindy Schonholtz, president of the AWC.

The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the umbrella of the American Horse Council. The Coalition's mission is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses.

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