LEWISBURG, Tenn. (Jan 4, 2007) -- The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) received information today that long-time member, Keith Dane, has been appointed to the position of director of equine protection at the Humane Society of the United States. According to the HSUS, “in his new position, Dane will work on a number of equine-related issues, including cruelty, slaughter, the care of sport, show and pleasure horses, the training and transport of horses, and disease recognition and prevention”.
            “Keith Dane has been an active participant in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for many years and first became a member of the TWHBEA in 1984.  The TWHBEA congratulates Mr. Dane on his new position and looks forward to working with him and all industry groups to foster the growth and prosperity of the Tennessee Walking Horse” said Jerrold Pedigo, President, TWHBEA.  Prior to this appointment Mr. Dane was the executive director of Friends of Sound Horses, Inc. (FOSH), a Tennessee Walking Horse Industry Organization (HIO).