Willie Nelson to receive Equine Advocates Award for his work to end horse slaughter at Virtual Gala

CHATHAM, NY – As one of America’s most beloved musicians and performers, Willie Nelson has been bestowed with countless awards and accolades over the years. On September 26th, he will receive another well-deserved honor, but this one is for his work and dedication to end the slaughter of America’s horses.

Nelson will accept Equine Advocates 2020 Safe Home Equine Protection Award during a special online gala and telethon that will be broadcast on several social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and through Equine Advocates’ website.

The program will be hosted by two-time Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, Bebe Neuwirth, who was the recipient of this award in 2009.

The broadcast will begin at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, September 26th. Please check your time zone for the start of the program in your area. Also, please visit Equine Advocates website or official Facebook page for more details and periodic updates.

Founded in 1996, Equine Advocates is a national, non-profit equine protection organization based in Chatham, NY. Its mission is to rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of equines through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and through the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected equines.