The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Van Clief to Receive Equine Advocates Awards

D.G. Van Clief Jr., commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and president of Breeders' Cup, will be honored Aug. 4 with the Equine Advocates Safe Home Equine Protection Award.

He will receive the award at the annual Equine Advocates awards dinner and charity auction to be held at Jeffrey and Melanie Tucker's Stone Bridge Farm in Schulyerville, N.Y.

"D.G. Van Clief is one of the most highly respected people in Thoroughbred racing nationally and internationally, and in the entire horse industry, in general," said Equine Advocates president Susan Wagner. "As both President of the Breeders' Cup and Commissioner and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), his strong stance against horse slaughter is an inspiration and ray of hope to everyone who loves and cares about horses, and sends a powerful message to those who work in the horse industry that this cruel practice must be universally outlawed..." [READ MORE...]


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