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How Two PR Specialists
See the Fight to Save America’s Horses from Slaughter

By Debra Zimmerman Murphey

When I was a child and our family lived in Bangkok during one of my father’s early State Department assignments, I fell in love with horses when I climbed onto one in Pattaya, Thailand, on a family vacation. I was a shy, gawky kid, but my memory tells me that atop that horse, I was regal.

I didn’t own or learn to ride a horse until many decades later, but I think I had a sense even then that connecting with a horse and being able to properly handle and ride one would be magnificent and freeing. Time and a retired show horse – bred to be Ima Carousel Cody but loved as Pee Wee – proved me right.

My husband, Maury Tobin, loves all animals, but he especially loves our horse Pee Wee, now an old gentleman with arthritis and a sway back. Though never an equestrian, my husband admires the beauty of horses and their ability to trust and respect humans when they could often overtake us.

Pee Wee accepts us with all of our foibles which, as any parent, partner or pet owner knows, is what it means to be genuinely loved.

So, Maury was especially pleased to recently attend a National Press Club event during which former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was honored by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) as the 2013 Humane Horseman of the Year.

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