In promotion of its mission to “own responsibly,” the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has launched a new website and released an awareness brochure, hoping to increase education.
Both the website and brochure explain the UHC and its mission to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare.
The UHC was created following the Unwanted Horse Summit that was organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and held in conjunction with the American Horse Council’s annual meeting in April 2005. In June 2006, the group was folded into the American Horse Council and now operates under its auspices.
In addition to information about the UHC, the website also provides resources and links for retiring and rescuing horses, methods for handling the loss of a horse and suggestions to help people own responsibly.
The UHC plans to update the website regularly with news releases and publications describing the progress of the UHC and the plight of the unwanted horse. Both the website and the brochure provide information on how to become a member of the UHC and how to contribute.
For more information, visit www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org.