Help for Horses!

Wild for Life Foundation
Lifetime Equine Refuge and Rescue
Los Angeles, CA
May 28, 2010

Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), Humanion Films is exposing the truth about horse slaughter and in the process of production for; "Saving America's Horses A Nation Betrayed" we have saved several Thoroughbreds and Wild Horses from the slaughter pipeline. These horses need YOUR support!

Please help us make sure that these lucky horses that have been saved from slaughter will always be cared for and never be forgotten. They are a living testament to the will of the American public; that horses are non-food animals and deserve to be treated humanely. No equine should ever have to suffer the fate of slaughter. There are a couple ways YOU can help!

Yes, I want to help the horses rescued from slaughter! 

1. Donations: funds can be donated on line or sent by mail!
2. In kind donations: items and or services can be donated for tax deductible receipts!

Or if you would like to donate your services and or items to receive valuable sponsorship credit in the film or through the website, give us a call or drop us an email!

Wish List: Things Needed 
Home Depot/ Lowes/ Ace Hardware or Staples Gift Certificates
Hay (Alfalfa, Bermuda & Three way)
Feed Feeders and buckets
General Tack
Grooming equipment
(list cont'd)

We also need hands on help! 

Services needed:
Volunteers with transport

Volunteer or Reduced fee Services needed:
Trainers for Thoroughbreds and off track Thoroughbreds
Equine Veterinary Care, Equine Chiropractic Care, Farrier, Equine Dentist

Fund raising assistance
Networking Volunteers needed:

If you are available to assist in any way, please email or call us for details.

Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and can be made on line or sent through the mail... and are tax deductible! 

The film, “Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed" is nearing completion and we are
working around the clock to get the distribution cut finished. YOU can help end slaughter for all American horses and burros with a meaningful donation in support of this CAUSE.

Yes, I want to help end horse slaughter!

Please make a donation today!

On behalf of the horses and burros, thank you for your support!

Wild for Life Foundation
WFLF Humanion Films Lifetime Equine Refuge & Rescue
Saving America's Horses Foundation

Wild for Life Foundation
12400 Ventura Blvd, Ste 706
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2010 Not a Good Year for Horse Slaughter Proponents


CHICAGO, (EWA) - Equine Welfare Alliance and Animal Law Coalition applaud the grass roots efforts in 2010 that have resulted in a series of political defeats for those who want to bring horse slaughter back to the United States. 

Of course, commercial horse slaughter for human consumption remains illegal in the U.S. and no state law can change that.  

Nonetheless, proponents of the cruel practice have tried to use state legislatures to try to convince Americans to bring horse slaughter back to the U.S.

In Missouri, for example, a bill, H.B. 1747, introduced by state Rep. James Viebrock, purported to allow the state to register and license and even provide inspections for horse slaughter facilities. There was even talk of building a horse slaughter plant in a small town in the state. 

The bill raised a howl of opposition from horse advocates across the state and country, leading some of its sponsors to become irate to the point of returning opponents' emails unread or forwarding them en masse to one opponent. Some legislators even left harassing, intimidating messages on an opponent's voice mail. 
Although state Sen. Dan Clemons announced publicly that Viebrock's bill would progress no further, its provisions were quietly buried in another, unrelated bill, SB 795. A firestorm of public anger erupted when this underhanded tactic was discovered, and the provisions were removed.

EWA's John Holland and former Kaufman, Texas Mayor Paula Bacon testified against HB 4812 in Tennessee, a pro-horse slaughter bill. Mayor Bacon described the economic and environmental devastation a horse slaughter facility caused to her town. Holland told legislators about the declining demand for horsemeat and stepped up enforcement of EU regulations and new restrictions that will likely mean fewer and fewer American horses will be eligible for slaughter. Add to that the dangers of American horsemeat from the toxic drugs given to horses here as established in a recent study published in the peer reviewed journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Association of phenylbutazone usage with horses bought for slaughter: A public health risk, and, said Holland, "it would make no sense and, in fact, would be irresponsible for legislators to promote horse slaughter with this bill".  The bill was then sent for "summer study", essentially withdrawing it for the session.

Also this year, an investigation revealing the cruelty of horse slaughter horrified European consumers and caused the second largest grocer in Belgium and Holland to remove American horse meat from its shelves and a major distributor to assure customers it will only sell European horse meat.

The Carry the Kettle first nation tribe in Canada declined an offer of economic assistance to reopen the Natural Valley Farms slaughter plant in Saskatchewan. The plant had been closed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after it was discovered dumping blood into the local river and leaving waste in shallow pits.
In Illinois, a bill aimed at repealing the state's 2007 ban on slaughter was withdrawn by its sponsor when it failed to muster support.

Florida's legislature unanimously passed legislation toughening laws against those who butcher horses, or sell or purchase horse meat. The legislation was signed into law Friday by Governor Charlie Crist.
The people of Hardin, Montana said no to a proposed horse slaughter plant in their city and even amended city ordinances to prohibit the slaughter of more than ten animals in a seven day period.

Even Jim Schwartz, director of the Wyoming Livestock Board was puzzled by a law sponsored by state Rep. Sue Wallis, that made "send to slaughter" an option for horses in the custody of the Board.  "Send to slaughter is not an option in my opinion," said Schwartz. We agree.

Saving America’s Horses Foundation Call to Action

For Immediate Release
May 15, 2010
Wild for Life Foundation

In an all out plea for support to help end horse slaughter, WFLF Saving America’s Horses Foundation issues the following letter of appeal:

Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America’s Horses Foundation (SAHF)

Dear equine enthusiast,

America's horses need your help! We're asking everyone who cares about the welfare of these beautiful creatures to step up, speak up and help BAN the insidious act of horse slaughter. You can help by talking about it and telling your friends about what’s going on, and also by donating to the "Saving America's Horses" Cause. Please help us to bring exposure to this issue. You will make a difference not only for the thousands of horses that will die today, but also for the hundreds of thousands of horses in the years to come.

Come Stand With Us! With the cornerstone of our campaign efforts at Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) centers on the welfare of horses and Saving America’s Horses Foundation (SAHF) is dedicated to the mission of  PROTECTING ALL EQUINES FROM SLAUGHTER. Thousands of healthy vibrant American horses lose the benefit of protective humane laws once they enter US auctions and sale barns, where they are sold in vast numbers by the pound for their flesh. These majestic and loyal beings endure barbaric cruelty; oftentimes changing hands repeatedly in the course of an unspeakable journey, eventually crossing federal borders only to face horrific slaughter. A very small number of foreigners profit highly from the sale of horse meat which is served as a delicacy overseas. Though some American breeders have taken honorable steps to help BAN horse slaughter, the majority continues to breed indiscriminately. They justify this surplus of horses based on the desires and whims of the horsemanship industry and while the horrors of slaughter are swept under the rug. All told, it’s a complicated slippery slope perpetuated by special interests seeking to get a piece of the bloody pie.

Sadly, there is such an intense need to save these horses from this barbaric treatment that many slaughter bound horses are sometimes rescued just for the purpose of humane lethal injection, but these humane acts of mercy will never end the vicious circle of slaughter. Horse slaughter is NOT humane and cannot be made humane. Until enough people take a stand, the over breeding will continue as driven by the market for horse meat.

If you would like to give back to the horses for the loyalty they have provided to mankind over the span of time, please support this Cause. Our board of advisors consists of the nation's finest equine veterinarians, trainers and specialists and we have many prominent celebrities on board in support our work. SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES A NATION BETRAYED is a feature length documentary film currently in production with the mission to protection all equines from slaughter. "Saving America’s Horses will undoubtedly persuade public outcry to end the brutal and inhumane slaughter of our American horses." - Debra Lopez, Co Founder Americans Against Horse Slaughter

We need more people to help get the word out so that we can make a difference. Together, we can BAN horse slaughter once and for all. Please donate and tell your friends!

Rescue is NOT the answer to stopping horse slaughter and these horses need supporters that will help insure their long term quality care for the duration of their lives. Many generous donors step up to help rescue horses from the slaughter pipeline, but these horses need sponsors to help pay for their ongoing feed and care until they can be adopted into new forever homes.  Your meaningful donations can be designated according to your preference whether for rescue, care and sanctuary or for educational media to raise public outcry and BAN this sordid practice for good.

We encourage equine professionals and enthusiasts with a passionate heart for the welfare of horses to collaborate with us. Horse people; if you have usable horse items that you’d like to donate please check out our wish list. SAHF is working to help fill the needs for the scores of well deserving equines across the country.

Volunteers are needed in various capacities and donations are crucial to save the lives of thousands to come. Donations are welcome in any amount and can be easily made on line at our website, through Facebook or by snail mail.

On behalf of all equines, thank you for your continued support.

Saving America's Horses

Wild for Life Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) California nonprofit public benefit corporation. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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