July 3, 2013
CBS Radio News just completed a series on horse slaughter, with interviews by Willie Nelson, Amy Nelson, Chris Heyde of the Animal Welfare Institute, T. Boone Pickens and myself. The reporter, August Skamenca, first met with me last year to start the process of developing this series. Since that time, he’s traveled around the country gathering information, attending auctions, interviewing and gathering material to present to the management of CBS. It’s powerful enough and filled with enough facts that they brought it out today.
While the piece is short, about 8 minutes, August has enough material to do a documentary. I hope he does, because this is not only important, it’s vital.