As Director of Equine Protection for The Humane Society of the United States, Keith Dane oversees the domestic horse welfare programs for the nation’s largest animal welfare organization. Those efforts include a nationwide campaign to end the slaughter of America’s horses in the United States and abroad. Dane also directs The HSUS’ horse owner education program; works to end equine cruelty and neglect; manages programs to secure the welfare of horses used in sport, work and racing; and the rehoming of America’s at-risk and homeless horses. Dane has been working to protect horses for more than 25 years. He is a horseman who has owned, showed, bred and trained horses for most of his life.
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A recent article invoked America’s cowboy culture as the only reason we don’t eat horses, but there’s much more to it than that (“Horse Slaughter Issue Won’t Go Away,” Oct. 25). While it’s true that this country was founded from the backs of horses and the image of a wild horse galloping across the plain… Continue Reading