Who has been notified regarding this international investigation ?
In a letter dated 7th November, 2005, The Long Riders Guild asked the 3M Corporation to issue a public warning to equestrian editors worldwide.
The Guild believed it was important for equestrian editors to notify their readers that horse owners may have been misled into believing that the Safety-Walk Wet Area Matting 1500 was an approved equestrian product.
While The Guild will not ask 3M to admit to any willful wrong-doing, the safety of tens of thousands of horses clearly indicates the need for your corporation to inform these well-placed editors that a 3M product is being mistakenly used as a saddle pad.
After waiting ninety days in vain for an acknowledgement from 3M regarding this urgent request, The Long Riders Guild has sent copies of all the documents, photos, web site details, correspondence, interviews, and an actual sample of the Wet Area Matting 1500 supplied to an equestrian traveller as a saddle pad, to the following editors and legal authorities.
The Long Riders Guild would urge our readers to contact their local equestrian magazines to discuss this important information with the appropriate editor and ensure that this vital information is shared with the global equestrian community.
Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock
Hoofbeats Editor Sandy Hannan
Cheval Editor Virgine Bruneau
Equus Les Chevaux Editor Anne Mariage
Air Marshal the Lord Garden KCB, Trading Standards Institute
BBC Radio 4 Editor Angie Nehring
Horse Editor Johanna Pyatt
Horse & Hound Editor Kate Green
The Times Editor Ben MacIntyre
Aix Cours Editor Rita Mielke
Fest im Sattel Editor Bettina Rahmani
Konny Mir Editor Yelena Volkova
Hasten Editor Jenny Aberg
CBS Television Investigative Reporter Ky Plaskon
Equus Editor Laurie Prinz
Farm & Ranch Editor Nick Pabst
Florida State Attorney General Charlie Crist
Gaited Horse Editor Rhonda Poe
Horse City Editor Charmain Vaughn
Horse Connection Editor Geoff Young
Horse Illustrated Editor Moira Harris
Horse & Rider Editor Darrell Dodds
Keepin It Cowboy Editor Jo Hargrave
Minnesota State Attorney General Mike Hatch
Missouri State Attorney General Jay Nixon
Natural Horse Editor Randi Peters
Rural Heritage Editor Gail Damerow
Society of the Military Horse Editor Pat Holscher
Tennessee State Attorney General Paul Sumers
The Horse Editor Kimberly Herbert
Trail Rider Editor Pat Eskew
U.S. Consumer Safety Commission Chairman Hal Stratton
Walking Horse Journal Editor Allanna Jackson
Western Horseman Editor A.J. Mangum
Women & Horses Editor Brenda McCarthy
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