For Immediate Release
June 19th, 2009
Representatives from Humanion Films will be in attendance of a special fund raiser held by Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens on June 29, 2009. In support of the horses and Congressman Dan Burton, Humanion Films Executive Producer, Katia Louise will be attending together with Nancy Stanley, Public Relations and Associate Advisory Board Member of “Saving America’s Horses”. Also in attendance will be Wayne Pacelle, Chief Executive Officer of the Humane Society of the United States, and Chris Hyde, Deputy Legislative Director of the Animal Welfare Institute. Earlier this year Congressman Burton, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) introduced the bill known as the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, which will ban the slaughter of American horses and prevent their export to Mexico, Canada or Asia for the same purpose.
Humanion Films is in production on “Saving America’s Horses”. The feature documentary film follows the rich life story about a racehorse and explores the need for protection of equines in America. “We hope the film will inspire active involvement for the protection of horses”, states filmmaker, Katia Louise.
Humanion Films is pleased to welcome Vicki Tobin and Nancy Stanley as Associate Advisory Board Members on the film “Saving America’s Horses”.
Nancy Stanley is an Animal Therapy pioneer and was the Founder of Tender Loving Zoo, a nonprofit organization that introduced “Animal Therapy” to severely handicapped children and to convalescent hospitals for the elderly. Nancy authored and published “Pillow With a Heartbeat”, the heartwarming tale about a little dog, Truffles, who finds his big purpose. This book’s mission is to continue Truffles’ journey as their “Pied Piper” for children who are battling life-threatening diseases. Nancy also works to support the rescue and retirement of Thoroughbred horses in a transition to equine assisted learning programs.
Vicki Tobin is the vice president and Co-Founder of Equine Welfare Alliance. Vicki's hands-on equine work revolves around slaughter research and horse rescue. Vicki Tobin works with members at EWA for the advancement of community support for equine welfare.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:
Kate Dudley, Publicist