FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Emily Stearns

Equine Welfare Data Collective

Phone: 508-364-9673

E-Mail: EWDC@horsecouncil.org

Equine Welfare Data Collective Announces its January 2021 Data Drive!

(Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021): The United Horse Coalition (UHC) and Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC) are excited to announce the January 2021 Data Drive. The EWDC uses surveys to collect national data on equines at-risk and in transition from transition centers, adoption centers, rescues, sanctuaries, shelters, and other organizations involved in equine welfare. The surveys are updated biannually.

To celebrate the most recent survey update, any EWDC eligible organization that completes the current EWDC survey by January 23, 2021 will be entered in a raffle to win a $150 VISA gift card sponsored by AHC Advantage Plan and our partner, Equine Discounts! Organizations that have already met the requirements will be automatically entered.

The EWDC launched its first survey in November 2018. Data analysis is published biannually with each report being a snapshot of a 6-month time period as told by the numerous 501c3 and municipal organizations that take custody of at-risk equines and those in transition across the United States.

The EWDC is a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance services for transitioning and at-risk equines. The Collective was created by the United Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with funding partners being The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and it’s program The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), and the Foundation for the Horse (formerly the AAEP Foundation).

Participation in the EWDC is free, and all data collected is aggregated so no individual organization is identified. Organizations that contribute data are the first to receive reports, invited to participant round tables, and are given an EWDC badge for their website to publicly demonstrate their commitment to the mission.

To view EWDC reports free of charge, or to contribute data for the current collection period, please visit the EWDC website at www.unitedhorsecoalition.org/ewdc/ or contact Emily Stearns, EWDC program manager at EWDC@horsecouncil.org.

About the American Horse Council and United Horse Coalition

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen's associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils. Learn more at www.horsecouncil.org.

The United Horse Coalition was created with one goal in mind – to create a neutral coalition and safe setting, in which all organizations within the equine industry, no matter their background or role, could discuss the plight of what was then known as the “unwanted” or "at-risk" horse population. Learn more at www.unitedhorsecoalition.org/

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