Announcing the release of a brand new video from SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES

Announcing the release of a brand new video from SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED. "Beautiful and awe inspiring," says Debra Lopez, AATV...

Wild for Life Foundation
Humanion Films
Contact: Kate Dudley
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Phone: 310.439.9817

Dec 16, 2012, Los Angeles, Americans Against Horse Slaughter joins The Wild for Life Foundation in announcing the release of a brand new video from SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED. "Beautiful and awe inspiring," says Debra Lopez, AATV. "A beautiful and powerful way to share information, educate and raise awareness," says Mario James, Humanion Films.

The new clip is suited for all audiences and it features "Good Will Ambassador, Bing Bush Jr.", cast members, Susan Wagner, Beverly Strauss, the Disney Kids and more. Plus it includes brand new footage and just released scenes from the movie.

Help support a wider release in 2013!

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES NYC TEAM MEMBERS
SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES moves NYC and LA audiences, touching hearts and inspiring change. The film initially opened in theaters with a full theatrical rollout in December, at the Quad Cinema in New York City and a full weeks' qualifying run at Leammle's Playhouse 7 in Los Angeles.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for a wider release in 2013, to include theater showings in major markets, event showings and town hall presentations. Following a traditional distribution plan to reach as wide an audience as possible, the film will then move into distribution through television/ cable and DVD. Queries: corporategiving[@]wildforlifefoundation.org

We extend our appreciation to everyone who attended and supported the Bi Coastal Theatrical Release," said Katia Louise, Wild for Life Foundation. "It's been a groundbreaking and historical milestone for the horses." Wild for Life Foundation extends heartfelt gratitude to the cast and crew members, Victoria McCullough, Beverly Strauss, Susan Wagner, Dr Lester Friedlander, Mario James and Tom Strauss who flew in, took trains or drove for hours each day to take part and support the NYC opening events!

"Also we are sending a special round of thanks for the kind and generous time, talent and support of John and Lynley Edwards of "Edwards and Johnson Equine Law" and Miaka Palmieri and Kathy Ivy of "For The Love Of A Horse", says Katia Louise. "They flew into NYC from out of state to attend and volunteer their assistance at the opening events and we couldn't have done it all without them!" 

Get the scoop on the opening events by clicking this link.

Subscribe for updates to learn about upcoming showings and events by clicking this link.

Sign up here to reserve a DVD in your name. You will be notified when they are available for purchase.

Donate to help widen the audience for this important educational film.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.savingamericashorses.org
NYC/ LA OPENING: 
http://youtu.be/ssPsfQcY0SU
TEASER: http://youtu.be/eNs0QF4tfXo
TRAILER: http://youtu.be/7Qb68DTz5RQ  

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ASPCA Hay Bale-Out Helps Equines in California

Wild for Life Foundation
Lifetime equine Refuge
Media Contact: Kate Dudley
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ASPCA Hay Bale-Out Helps Equines in California

October 25, 2011

Los Angeles, CA: In September, the ASPCA announced that they’re granting funds to equine welfare organizations and animal control agencies across the country as part of their “Hay Bale-Out” program. The funds will provide relief for horses impacted by the high cost and short supply of hay—problems that are largely due to regional drought and wildfires.

“The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), Lifetime Equine Refuge is grateful to accept this funding from the ASPCA,” states Katia Louise, equine rescue and sanctuary manager at WFLF. “These funds will help make a difference in the lives of rescue equines at our rescue and sanctuary as the effects of the drought continue to be realized.”

The ASPCA Equine Fund provides grants to non-profit equine welfare organizations in the United States for  purposes in alignment with their efforts to protect horses. The ASPCA Equine Fund grants program seeks to award equine organizations who strive to achieve best practices, including maintenance of updated websites and robust fundraising practices. To learn more about the ASPCA Equine Fund, visit ASPCApro.org.

The WFLF’s Lifetime Equine Refuge is dedicated to providing lifesaving stewardship to rescue horses in need, and strives to engage the public in learning experiences that inspire advocacy for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

For more information, please visit www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org
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October News 2012

Quarterly News
From Lifetime Equine Refuge
October 2012

Every moment of every day, the Wild for Life Foundation and our broad network of partners are working together to change, improve, and save lives… and make the world a better place. Here are a couple great examples of how we are making a difference for horses in need.

Finesse
Finesse is an off track Thoroughbred that WFLF Lifetime Equine Refuge rescued from the California slaughter pipeline. It’s not known how she incurred the serious laceration to her ear, but she needed emergency surgery and with many thanks to generous supporters like you, and the aid of After the Finish Line, Finesse was able to receive the emergency vet care she needed. She got her stitches out last month and she is still healing beneath the layers that had been sewn back on so it's too soon to know how much of her ear will make it, but she is a trooper. She is receiving ongoing care along with lots of love from WFLF’s rescue staff and we are hoping for a full recovery.

Teeth Exams and Floating
Periodic dental examinations are essential to the health of a horse and thanks to the generous support of After the Finish Line four of our off track Thoroughbreds are receiving dental exams and floating this month. Floating removes the sharp enamel points, corrects and prevents other dental problems such as gum disease and tooth infections, etc.

Horses that suffer from dental problems may have discomfort, difficulty chewing and even experience loss of body condition. The age of a horse affects the degree of attention and frequency of dental care required and at Lifetime Equine Refuge each horse has its own complete health file so we can keep track of when it’s time for dental maintenance on an individual basis.

Lifetime Equine Refuge is the lifesaving equine protection program under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), a CA 501 (c)(3) volunteer based charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving horses in need. Lifetime Equine Refuge is dedicated to saving lives and providing a second chance to horses in need. We strive to provide protection from cruelty for all equine breeds through rescue, sanctuary, adoption, foster, equine assisted learning and humane education.



Thank you for your continued support for the Wild for Life Foundation. Your support is saving lives and making the work we do for the horses possible.

Lifetime Equine Refuge
www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org

Save Lives Today - Emergency Rescue Support

Wild for Life Foundation
Emergency Fund Raising Drive
August 20,2012

Wild for Life Foundation needs EMERGENCY HAY, VET AND FARRIER funds for Lifetime Equine Refuge rescue horses.  Your assistance in telling others about the important work that we do can help save lives and will undoubtedly help to raise awareness and support for many well deserving horses.

We are an all volunteer nonprofit charity working to save protect and preserve America's horses. Our hands on rescue work involves saving the lives of slaughter bound, abused, neglected horses. We provide for their immediate and everyday care including feed, vetting, farrier, grooming, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary. Donations are tax deductible.

Please follow this link to give now.
http://www.lifetimeequinerefuge.org/donate.html

Thank you for your support. You make it possible for Wild for Life Foundation to help the horses.

With gratitude,
Katia Louise
Wild for Life Foundation
Lifetime Equine Refuge

www.wildforlifefoundation.org
www.lifetimeequinerefuge.org

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is now a Top 5 Regional Finalist at the Classy Awards

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
July 18, 2012

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is now a Top 5 Regional Finalist at the Classy Awards!

Wild for Life Foundation's Award Winning Film About Horses Awakens Moral Fabric Of Humanity and is a Top 5 Regional Finalist for Animal Advocacy in the Annual CLASSY Awards. “From a pool of 2,400 nominations, WFLF’s SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES’ stood out as one of the best of the best!” - The StayClassy Team.

Through Wild for Life Foundation's animal advocacy project, SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES, we strive to break the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses by educating, engaging and empowering the public to effect social change. Supporters can help raise more awareness for their protection from cruelty by voting and sharing this Classy Awards link: http://www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards/vote 

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES A NATION BETRAYED illuminates the connection between the eradication of our wild and domestic equines, its impact on the environment and the future of humanity. The film captivates its audience by exploring the majesty of the horse, the freedom they represent, the value of that freedom and what it means to life. 

Voting ends soon. The Regional Winners will be announced on July 31st. 

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is an educational film project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit grassroots charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines.

The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, and recognizing the most impactful and compelling achievements worldwide. "Hollywood has Oscar, Broadway has Tony, and now Philanthropy has the CLASSYs" - AOL, 2010. It recognizes nonprofits that are operating as efficiently as lean corporations, and celebrates progressive leaders who could become the next generation of wealthy CEOs, but instead have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of others.

Visit website: www.savingamericashorses.org
Email: info[@]WildforLifeFoundation.org / info[@]SavingAmericasHorses.org
Phone: 310.439.9817
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WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION Receives the GuideStar Exchange Seal

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
July 17, 2012

WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION Receives the GuideStar Exchange Seal as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION has received the GuideStar Exchange Seal, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. The Seal demonstrates to WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION’s vast support-base our deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

"We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents," said Katia Louise, President, Wild for Life Foundation. "As a GuideStar Exchange member, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media."

In order to qualify and be awarded for the GuideStar Exchange Seal, WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION had to satisfy all the transparency and validation criteria from GuideStar. "I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about," added Katia Louise. We are engaged in exciting initiatives to break the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress."

About the GuideStar Exchange
With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar's many audiences. The GuideStar Exchange Seal, acknowledged as a symbol of transparency in the nonprofit sector, is displayed on all Exchange members' report pages.

About Wild for Life Foundation
Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) grassroots volunteer based nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through humane education, equine rescue and lifesaving stewardship for equines in need. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Alert! Calls are needed before full House vote this Tuesday June 26th

ALERT! The full House of Representatives will vote on the AG Appropriations bill Tuesday, June 26. An amendment may be offered to remove the Committee-approved language prohibiting the USDA from spending tax dollars to inspect horse slaughter facilities. Maintaining the currently included defunding language prohibits inspections of horse slaughter and is vital to protecting our horses. 

Pro-slaughter supporters will be putting the pressure on, but you can urge your Representatives to stand strong and oppose any effort to remove this funding ban.  See your Representative's past votes on the issue by clicking here>> http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll233.xml

Make a note and start calling 1st thing Friday, and call again on Monday!!  You can call the main Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your state Representative's office. You can also find the direct contact information for your state representative here>>  http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Efforts must remain vigilant to insure that America’s horses are adequately protected from insidious slaughter. Make your voice count by taking part and standing strong.

Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America's Horses

Award Winning Film About Horses Awakens Moral Fabric Of Humanity

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
June 21, 2012

Award Winning Film About Horses Awakens Moral Fabric Of Humanity

We are thrilled and honored to announce that Wild for Life Foundation has been nominated for a CLASSY Award for SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES.

The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, and recognizing the most impactful and compelling achievements worldwide. "Hollywood has Oscar, Broadway has Tony, and now Philanthropy has the CLASSYs" - AOL, 2010. It recognizes nonprofits that are operating as efficiently as lean corporations, and celebrates progressive leaders who could become the next generation of wealthy CEOs, but instead have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of others.

“We are especially grateful for this opportunity,” says Katia Louise, Wild for Life Foundation President. “The intrinsic value of participating as a CLASSY Awards nominee is the increased social awareness for the cause to protect and preserve America’s wild and domestic horses.” Through our awareness campaign, SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES, we strive to break the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses by educating, engaging and empowering the public to effect social change.

CLASSY Awards nominations are often picked up by some of the top media sites in the country, including Huffington Post, MTV and NBC affiliates. This year's CLASSY Awards nominees are expected to receive more than 250 million media impressions throughout the six-month process.
See the full story at The Classy Awards>>

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES A NATION BETRAYED illuminates the connection between the eradication of our wild and domestic equines, its impact on the environment and the future of humanity. The film captivates its audience by exploring the majesty of the horse, the freedom they represent, the value of that freedom and what it means to life. The mission of SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is to break the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses by providing a life changing resource that cultivates action and inspires social change.

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is an educational film project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit grassroots charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines.

Visit website: www.savingamericashorses.org
Email: info[@]WildforLifeFoundation.org / info[@]SavingAmericasHorses.org
Phone: 310.439.9817
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Committe Votes to impose a Ban on Spending Taxpayer Dollars

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
June 19, 2012
Los Angeles, CA

The Moran Amendment has passed! The Amendment imposes a ban on the spending of taxpayer dollars for USDA inspection of horses that was lifted in 2011, and will now be part of the House version of the Agriculture budget. The bill is set for a full House vote in coming days.

The addition of the Moran Amendment to the farm bill is a major upset for the proponents of horse slaughter that were aggressively pushing to open new slaughterhouses in the U.S. this year. The protective language was lifted from an annual appropriations bill last year when it reached the Senate and a special conference committee of just four individuals, and Senators Blunt and Kohl and Congressman Kingston voted to drop the language. Had the entire Senate voted on the amendment last year, it would have no doubt passed.

As we continue our diligent pursuit of justice and to bring the truth to the mainstream, we will keep close watch on this bill and the related activities. 

Today's important victory marks a turn in the tides but we must stay vigilant in our efforts to insure that America’s horses are adequately protected from insidious slaughter. Until a federal law is passed to ban the slaughter of America’s horses, they will continue to be shipped across federal borders for horsemeat which is sold as a delicacy overseas.

We at Wild for Life Foundation believe that America’s horses deserve to be protected and the public deserves to know the truth.  There is still much work to do. We must continue to stand strong, stay united and keep the pressure on. If you haven’t yet done so, please take a moment to sign the Pledge to help Stop Equine Cruelty.

Change happens when we stand together to fight for America’s equines.

Thanks to all your hard work and calls on this important issue!!

Sincerely,
Katia Louise
President, Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America's Horses

www.wildforlifefoundation.org
www.savingamericashorses.org

Wild for Life Foundation is a 501c3 all volunteer grassroots charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines.

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Urgent Action Alert

URGENT ACTION ALERT
Your immediate calls are needed to stop new horse slaughter plants that are targeted to open in the U.S. this summer!

Make a note to call 1st thing Monday, June 18th to support a special Amendment that can stop the USDA from funding horse slaughter.  Moran's Amendment is coming up for a vote on Tuesday June 19, 2012, and if passed, will stop USDA funding for the slaughter of horses on US soil.

Call the Capitol switchboard Monday: 202.224.2131 and ask them to: "Support the Moran Amendment to prohibit USDA inspections at horse slaughter plants in the U.S."

To learn more and to see a list of direct phone numbers ->



HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Wild for Life Foundation and the team at "Saving America's Horses" are wishing all the fabulous father's around the world a joyous Father's Day. May you be blessed to know your children throughout your life and share meaningful time together.


SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES A NATION BETRAYED illuminates the connection between the eradication of our wild and domestic equines, its impact on the environment and the future of humanity. "The public is being misled by special interests that are pushing to expand a foreign market for horsemeat inside the U.S. The cover up involves toxic health risks to humans, economic and environmental devastation and criminal animal cruelty." -Katia Louise, President, Wild for Life Foundation

"Saving America's Horses” is an educational documentary project under Wild for Life Foundation, a nonprofit all volunteer charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines.


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CALL TO ACTION: Support the Moran Amendment to stop USDA funding for the slaughter of horses on US

Wild for Life Foundation
Lifetime Equine Refuge
June 12, 2012

Support the Moran Amendment to stop USDA funding for the slaughter of horses on US soil by contacting your State’s member of the US Full House Committee on Appropriations

Rep. James Moran (D-8-VA) will submit an Amendment within the next few DAYS to the Full House Committee on Appropriations prohibiting funding of USDA horse slaughter inspections necessary to export horse meat. If this amendment becomes law, no facility for the slaughter of equines for human consumption can operate in the U.S.
Last fall, 2011, the Congress and the President ended the de-funding, making it legal to slaughter horses for human consumption in the U.S. once again. Until then horse slaughter for human consumption had been illegal in the U.S. since 2007.
Support the Moran Amendment by calling / faxing your State's member of the US Full House Committee on Appropriations with the following recommended message:
SUPPORT THE MORAN AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT USDA INSPECTIONS AT HORSE SLAUGHTER FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
Representatives serving on the Full House Committee on Appropriations
http://appropriations.house.gov/About/Members/
Find your Representative
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Emergency medical care for rescue horses in need

Wild for Life Foundation is asking for help to replenish the emergency medical care fund for Lifetime Equine Refuge. Your kind donations help ensure that rescue horses receive emergency veterinary care when needed.

Things happen with horses, and you never know when the need for emergency medical care will arise. Our Emergency Medical Fund enables us react to emergency situations.

In the field of rescue we also get calls about horses that will need immediate medical attention upon intake... but if we don't have funds available we won't be able to help these horses.

Molly is an Appaloosa mare. She served years as a trail horse at a riding stable, but she sustained a serious eye injury when out on her last ride. Instead of treating the injury, the rental stables sent her to auction. Thanks to your kind and generous support we were able to rescue Molly on emergency basis, but could not save her sight in the injured eye. As it turned out the other eye was so infected that she couldn't see at all. Molly's feet had also been neglected for over two years, but under the care of Lifetime Equine Refuge her hooves are in good condition and she can now walk and move normally again.

Your kind and generous donations have helped cover costs so we could treat her eyes as well, and though she is permanently blind from the injury in the one eye, she has since regained her sight in the other one.
Molly is now part of LER's equine assisted learning program.

You can help make a difference for Molly by donating toward her ongoing care. Molly's tear duct needs regular monitoring and flushing. Please donate today. Pro Bono vet care is hard to come by. Some veterinarians generously give their time but they are not always available to us and funds are needed to get the right kind of medical attention in times of need.

Diego is a Thoroughbred gelding. He had been taken to auction and sold for slaughter because of bump on his face. We found him frightened and under weight but he showed no other signs of health issues. Thanks to the generous donations of supporters like you, we were able to rescue him just before he was shipped away.

Diego's ex rays were reviewed by a panel of experts and it was determined that the bump was a bony mass. Diego has since enjoyed sanctuary at Lifetime Equine Refuge where he serves as a therapy horse.

A recent monitoring of Diego's bump indicates that its increased in size and he will soon need an ultra sound to check what's going on. Donations are now needed so that we can have his bump further examined and possibly treated.



For every horse that needed that 2nd chance

Dear friends and supporters, 

Wild for Life Foundation - Lifetime Equine Refuge would like to extend our utmost gratitude to everyone for your generous donations and support. We know these are extremely hard times for a lot of people and that's one of the reasons why equine rescue is so important.

WFLF's educational film project, SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, is for every horse whose owner has fallen onto hard times, for every horse that needed that 2nd chance at life but whose family had to let him go, for the abused and neglected horses and burros, and all the wild horses taken away from their families and their lands, and for all of America's horses that were killed at slaughter over the years, and for all our horses across this great nation of ours that will continue to face the barbaric death of slaughter until we the public can stand as one and protect them. 

Thank you everyone for your support. We at Wild for Life Foundation will remain vigilant to our mission to save, protect and preserve America's equines; until they are safe. 

Many blessings from, 
Lifetime Equine Refuge
Wild for Life Foundation
SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES

Saving America's Horses takes Kansas City Film Fest by Storm

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES takes Kansas City Film Fest by storm with it's powerful and lingering message. The international award winning film made a powerful impact on festival goers in Kansas City and was the film everyone was talking about all week long. "That's very good for horses," says Paula Bacon, former mayor Kaufman TX.

The horses' presence was seen and felt everywhere, throughout the festival, with gorgeous life size SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES displays in the lobbies and entryways at multiple festival venues and after parties. The SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES promo spot starring Paula Bacon, Paul Sorvino and Linda Gray played at the top of every movie all week long as excitement mounted for the film to screen.

Fueled by the spirit of the horse, the movie sweeps its viewers off their feet, empowering them and inspiring them to get involved on behalf of the horses. "The impact was off the charts," says filmmaker Katia Louise.  "The tremendous buzz about the horses rippled through the festival and with the support from fans and horse advocates our reach to the public more than tripled in just a few days on the internet." 

As anticipation escalated for the film to screen so did nature's fury with supercell tornadoes shutting down airports and delaying flights. That same  perfect storm was heading straight for Kansas City, but it didn't stop Paula Bacon, (former mayor Kaufman TX) and Dr Lester Friedlander, (former USDA Chief Inspector) from appearing and speaking at the Kansas City screen's premiere.

Paula Bacon is the former mayor of Kaufman, Texas, which until 2007 had the foreign-owned Dallas Crown horse slaughter plant. "A horse slaughter plant creates expensive environmental problems for taxpayers and stigmatizes the community as 'that place where they slaughter horses' -- Good development goes elsewhere,"  Bacon said. "The horse slaughter plant did not make our community money--we paid."

Festival goers were stunned  by Dr. Friedlander's statements underscoring how federal laws do not protect the horses in the U.S. "USDA vets are pressured by the slaughter plant owners to overlook violations to cruelty laws so they can make more money," Friedlander said. 

Paula Bacon, one of the film's lead cast and speakers in SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is also an Executive Advisory Board member for the film. Dr Lester Friedlander is a cast and speaker for the film project and Katia Louise is the director/ producer of the film. SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES - A NATION BETRAYED is an educational film project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving horses.

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES wins the highest 5 STAR votes by a landslide, adding to its multiple international awards as it continues to showcase through the festival circuit.

Concerned citizens and horse advocates are encouraged to support the SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES Coast to Coast campaign to help bring this film to public release.

Contact: admin[@]savingamericashorses.org

Learn more:
www.savingamericashorses.org 

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Experts Calling for Horse Slaughter Ban Unite at 2012 American Equine Summit

CHATHAM, N.Y., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Horse experts from across the country will converge on Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY for the 2012 American Equine Summit on Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st with one objective -- to reverse the damage done by Congress in Nov. 2011 by mobilizing an effective grassroots movement to end the slaughter of America's horses in the US and abroad. 

The attendees will be comprised of press, lawmakers and those involved with equine welfare and the horse industry. Interested parties are encouraged to "like" Equine Advocates on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @EquineAdvocates, and for live updates during the Summit, use the following hash tag: #AES2012. 

"It's just plain wrong when lobbies for the Agriculture and Quarter Horse industries can influence members of Congress to supersede the will of the more than 80% of Americans who want a federal ban on horse slaughter," said Susan Wagner, President of Equine Advocates. "The 'eighty percenters' deserve to be heard. Instead, lawmakers controlled by special interests prevailed and gave horse slaughter proponents exactly what they wanted. It's not only egregious, it's downright un-American." 

The Summit will be opened by legendary concert promoter and horse lover, Ron Delsener. Two new speakers have been added - Dr. Caroline Betts, who will discuss the discrepancies in the 2011 GAO report on the closings of horse slaughterhouses in the US, and former US Congressman John Sweeney (R-NY), who was the primary sponsor for the successful passage of H.R. 503, the House version of the 2006 American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. 

Other speakers include Cathleen Doyle, former head of the California Equine Council and Save the Horses, John Holland, President Equine Welfare Alliance, Dr. Kraig J. Kulikowski, D.V.M., Katia Louise, director of the film, "Saving America's Horses," Victoria McCullough who helped pass Florida's "Equine Protection Act of 2010," Jo Anne Normile of Saving Baby Equine Charity and founder of CANTER and Paula Bacon, former Mayor of Kaufman, Texas who led the fight to close Dallas Crown, a horse slaughterhouse operating in Kaufman.

Said Bacon, "I believe a horse slaughter plant is among the very least desirable things a community would want. It ranks with a lead smelter plant and strip clubs, the dead opposite of economic development. A horse slaughter plant creates big, expensive environmental problems for taxpayers and stigmatizes the community as 'that place where they slaughter horses' -- and good development goes elsewhere." 

States currently trying to revive and reopen horse slaughter plants include Oregon, Missouri and Tennessee.
Founded in 1996, Equine Advocates is a non-profit equine protection organization and Horse Sanctuary based in Chatham, NY. Its mission is to rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of equines, especially through banning the slaughter of American horses, through education, investigation, rescue operations and public education. 
Email info@equineadvocates.org or call 518-245-1599 for more information.

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES comes to the Heart of America

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES comes to the Heart of America

Please join Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) in bringing attention to the need for equine protection as Saving America's Horses – A Nation Betrayed premiers to viewers in the heart of America: Kansas City, MO. The film is scheduled to show at AMC Theatres KC Film Festival as part of the US/International Documentary Jubilee Showcase on Sunday, April 15th. The screening comes at a pivotal time for our horses and marks an opportunity for a large-scale exposure to the un-whitewashed truth.

You can lend your voice to help the horses by sponsoring the screening of "Saving America's Horses" in Kansas City, MO.

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES will be showing in MO, at the AMC Kansas City Film Festival on Sunday, April 15th at 2:45PM.

With your sponsorship support we can put this issue on screen with a 20 second commercial to play at the top of all the movies in the AMC KC Film Fest for every movie goer to see. Plus depending on the level of sponsorship, your business logo can be displayed on both the AMC Film Festival and Saving America’s Horses websites; and your business name could be included in the on screen film credits in time for the public release.

Your donation will support the Filmmaker Q&A following the screening with Katia Louise, Paula Bacon, former mayor or Kaufman, TX, and Dr Lester Friedlander, DVM, former Chief USDA Inspector. Strong attendance at the KC Film Festival screening will help make our goal of public release and distribution possible; however, your support is equally appreciated in the form of whatever donation you can make to help cover screening expenses.

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is a powerhouse narrative. It takes in every aspect and tells its story with intelligence and a deep-running composure.” —Paula Bacon, former Mayor Kaufman TX

Help bring more attention to the horses at the Kansas City Film Festival! Donations are tax deductible and can be made in any amount on line or by mail.

“SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is thorough in exploring the systemic corruption that has left virtually worthless those laws such as the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which are supposed to protect horses.” — Laura Allen, Animal Law Coalition

ACT NOW to receive sponsor visibility on SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES promotional materials such as Posters, Brochures, Postcards and Banners at this special screening.

Sponsorship packages with YOUR BUSINESS/ ORGANIZATION LOGO begin at $500, and can include exposure for YOUR organization through SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES Posters, Postcards, Billboards, the film website and even on-screen exposure in time for public release.

ACT NOW to receive sponsor visibility for this event and beyond.

Your generous donation in any amount will help bring attention to the horses.

Donations can be made in any amount and on screen credits for individuals begin with a donation of $100.

Signups are open for volunteers who would like to help out at the SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES booth at the festival.

If you find that you are not in a position to donate right now, there is still something you can do to help the horses: share this story and network it amongst your colleagues so we can ensure a great turnout for the KC Film Festival.

Thank you for your continued support on behalf of the horses.

Saving America's Horses
Wild for Life Foundation

Contact: admin[@]savingamericashorses.org

Saving America’s Horses is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501c3 volunteer based charity, dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines. Donations are tax deductible.


www.SavingAmericasHorses.org 

www.wildforlifefoundation.org

15 Things to Know about Horse Slaughter

Wild for Life Foundation is pleased to announce an all new info-graphic for the Saving America's Horses Initiative. The Team at Saving America's Horses worked together with an anonymous design team to compile the 15 most important things to know about horse slaughter, and an anonymous donor contributed the resources for the visually stimulating and cohesive design.


"It's the "data viz" as the cool kids call it and we hope to see it go viral", says Katia Louise, Director, Saving America's Horses. "15 Things to know about Horse Slaughter" puts the data that people need to know in an easy to understand way with visual displays that can be seen rather than read."



The eye catching tool can be linked and posted on to Facebook straight from the SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES movie site so that social networking groups can share it far and wide.

"Special interest groups are pushing to reopen slaughter plants across the country... There is no over-population or surplus of horses that must be dealt with via slaughter... 80% of Americans polled oppose the slaughter of horses for human consumption...  Slaughter plants caused horrific environmental problems in the communities where they were located..."


Check it out now!
http://www.savingamericashorses.org/15things.html



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ANIMAL ADVOCATE TV INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER KATIA LOUISE about SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wild for Life Foundation
March 23, 2012

ANIMAL ADVOCATE TV INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER KATIA LOUISE about SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the MOVIE

Now see AATV's interview with Katia Louise, an international award-winning filmmaker whose most recently produced film, SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES - A NATION BETRAYED has won many prestigious awards, including Best in Festival at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, as well as Best Environmental Film in Canada at the International Film North Film Festival.

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is a documentary exposé that investigates the bond between horses and humans and examines the horse slaughter issue through irrefutable documentation and evidence, as well as captivating visuals to inspire viewers to make a difference in order to protect our horses from slaughter. The current Agricultural Appropriations Bill H.2112 has effectively lifted the five-year ban on horse slaughter in the U.S., allowing the federal government to fund USDA inspections of horses for slaughter. Because this issue is important to the American people, with more than 70 percent of U.S. citizens in strong opposition to the practice, AATV interviews Katia Louise in response to the recent public outcry from American’s regarding the latest legislation, as well as to bring exposure to the critical film. During the interview, AATV asks Katia how she got involved in animal advocacy, what inspired her to create the film and what we can all do to ensure this important documentary is brought to the masses for the welfare and essential protection needed for our wild and domestic horses. Additional information is available at www.savingamericashorses.org.
  
AATV Air Dates and Times in Wisconsin
Saturday, Mar 24th at 10am on WMLW
Time Warner = Channel 7
Charter = Channel 7/8
Direct TV = Channel 41
Dish = Channel 41
AT&T = Channel 7
The segment will also be available for viewing on line at Animal Advocate TV.

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is a feature length film geared for the conscience consumer and suitable for all audiences. It's an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c3 volunteer based nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines.  Donations are needed to help bring this landmark film to public release.

Animal Advocate Television (AATV), Wisconsin’s exclusive animal welfare show, is a public education and animal welfare awareness campaign produced by Debra Lopez and Animal Fairy Charities, Inc. (AFC). AATV is dedicated to ensuring the welfare of animals through educational and informational segments that illustrate animal care from experts as part of its mission to foster national and international prevention of cruelty to animals.

Animal Fairy Charities is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 based animal welfare non-profit organization, that distributes funds in support of the missions of other animal non-profit organizations using a federated (i.e. United Way) method.

CONTACT: Debra Lopez
AFC President and Co-Founder
info@animalfairycharities.org
(262) 989-0604

www.animalfairycharities.org

www.savingamericashorses.org

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The Gift of Life for a Horse


America's horses have been making the news, and with the downturn in the economy, the price of hay doubling and with slaughter auctions still preying on our innocent horses for their flesh, we are handling more rescues and seeing more owner surrenders than ever. We're teaming up with partnering rescues to help place more horses, but the price of hay is soaring with no relief in sight. It's a constant struggle to save as many as possible and to keep the rescue horses fed day to day. There is something you can do to help though; Wild for Life Foundation is asking supporters to please make a lifesaving donation to help feed rescue horses.
Donate now via Paypal


Hay can mean the difference between  life and death to a horse; it's one of the most important continuing expenses in caring for them. Your donation will not only help to feed the horses currently at WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge but will ensure our ability to secure the future for more horses in need. Wild for Life Foundation is asking supporters to please make a donation to help feed rescue horses.

Give the gift of life by supporting our hay drive.

You can show your support by making a donation on line or by mailing a check to WFLF.

Slaughter-bound, neglected, abused; each of these innocent and well deserving horses has endured a personal tale of sorrow. Please help us bring them the simple comfort and security of three steady meals a day by making your generous donation today.

We understand that there's competition for every dollar today. So many needs are worthy and serious which means that horses  can  end up overlooked.  Whatever you can give to our hay drive will go a long way in helping to provide love, care and a second chance at life.

You can donate HERE or through our Cause page on Facebook. All donations are tax deductible and appreciated more than you know. And please remember that no donation is too great or too small.

With the generous support of people who care, we are able to save lives and protect these horses from unspeakable cruelty. Please help us make sure that rescue horses will always be cared for and never forgotten.

Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts. You make it possible for Wild for Life Foundation to continue to help the horses.

 Sincerely,

Katia Louise
President Wild for Life Foundation

www.wildforlifefoundation.org
www.lifetimeequinerefuge.org
www.savingamericashorse.org

WFLF Study Reveals Disturbing Number of U.S. Thoroughbreds Slaughtered Each Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
March 1, 2012

WFLF Study Reveals Disturbing Number of U.S. Thoroughbreds Slaughtered Each Year

Wild for Life Foundation releases a Case Study conducted on the number of Thoroughbreds that die at slaughter annually. The findings represent a detailed portrait of the U.S. Thoroughbreds slaughtered in the years 2002 through 2010, as compared to annual Thoroughbred foal crop.

The case study is based on data published by the U.S. government and the Jockey Club. According to the study, an amount equal to 70% of the annual Thoroughbred foal crop, on average, die at slaughter each year.

“The polls have shown that the vast majority of those in racing want an end to the transport of their horses to any slaughterhouse,” said Jo Anne Normile, founder of Saving Baby Equine Charity and CANTER, the first organization to take Thoroughbreds right from the track to safe havens. “But for every Secretariat, for every Seabiscuit, there are tens of thousands of racehorses whose experiences on the back lots of the country’s tracks tell a different story.”

“As more race tracks scramble to implement programs to protect thoroughbreds at the end of their careers, it is important to remember that this same horrible fate is imposed on many that never have a racing career.” — Shelley Abrams, Racehorse Owner, Co Founder Americans Against Horse Slaughter.

“Without federal protection, aftercare programs cannot safeguard our horses from the harm of horse slaughter,” adds Katia Louise, President Wild for Life Foundation. “It’s evident that more must be done by the industry, including a united stance supporting a federal ban on slaughter of horses for human consumption.”

Wild for Life Foundation extends an open invitation to the leaders of the Thoroughbred industry to join the Saving America’s Horses Initiative for the protection of all horses from slaughter. Leaders in the Thoroughbred industry can help champion the way by reinstating an anti-slaughter position and supporting the legislative bills that protect all America’s horses from slaughter.

As part of the initiative, “Saving America’s Horses” is spotlighting the issue through the world's most powerful visual resource, cinema. SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie is a brilliant and hard hitting expose` that sends a life-changing and lingering message to the public about the need to protect our horses.

"SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is a sobering wake up call to the need for all horsemen and horsewomen to do more to ensure that our beloved horses are protected. I urge the leaders in the Thoroughbred industry to set an example for the rest of the industry to actively get behind this film and support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act." — Bing Bush Jr., equine attorney

"SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is so important to shed light on the reality of what is happening to our horses everyday in this country. My hope is that every horse lover will come away with a whole new understanding of why we have to protect these magnificent animals after seeing the film" says Nick Zito, Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.

Americans Against Horse Slaughter and Animal Law Coalition join Wild for Life Foundation in its Saving America’s Horses Initiative in calling for an auditable aftercare program for rehabilitation, retraining and adoption for horses whose racing careers have ended must be put into action in all racing jurisdictions and the industry must generate the funds to assist in the transition of horses from racing into second careers. These organizations further recommend that the leaders in the equine industry resolve to a vigorous showing of support for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and put an end to the travesty and tragedy of horse slaughter for human consumption.

Link to PDF of Case Study:
http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/Case_Study_U.S._Thoroughbreds_Slaughtered_2002-2010-WFLF.pdf

Link to this PDF of this press release:
http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/Press_release_WFLF_Case_Study030112.pdf

Contact:
Katia Louise
admin[@]wildforlifefoundation.org
admin[@]savingamericashorses.org

About Wild for Life Foundation
Wild for Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to protecting, saving and preserving wild and domestic equines.


www.WildforlifeFoundation.org 
www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

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Saving Lives

Wild for Life Foundation is raising money to feed rescue horses. You can show your support by making a donation on line or by mailing a check to WFLF.



Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts. You make it possible for WFLF to continue to help the horses.

www.wildforlifefoundation.org
www.lifetimeequinerefuge.org

Facts that Refute the 7 Most Common Myths about Horse Slaughter

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Animal Law Coalition
February 13, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
 

 "Facts that Refute the 7 Most Common Myths about Horse Slaughter" is a powerful new tool released by Wild for Life Foundation for the protection of equines from cruelty in the U.S. "The report provides dynamic talking points that directly counter the onslaught of misinformation triggered by the lifting of the defunded USDA horse slaughter inspections in November 2011", says Katia Louise, Founder and President Wild for Life Foundation
Laura Allen, director of Animal Law Coalition observes, "The WFLF fact sheet should be distributed to each member of Congress who is deciding whether to endorse the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Our opponents have waged an insidious, well-funded disinformation campaign to re-open U.S. horse slaughter houses. Even the GAO was duped. Through its film and research, WFLF brings home that horse slaughter is a cruel, inhumane practice that leaves communities devastated with the stench, the environmental contamination, and the economic losses of this sleazy business. Americans understand this as a recent ASPCA poll demonstrates. More than 80% of Americans oppose horse slaughter for human consumption. It's time Congress and the President heard that."

Katia is also the Director, Producer of the award winning film, SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES. The film is in post production pending final processing and packaging with public release targeted for later this year.
SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is an intelligent and hard hitting expose` that reveals how government agencies and corporate interests run over the laws that are supposed to protect the horses.
The documented evidence of cruelty, egregious violations of the law and a lack of enforcement by the USDA led to the closure of horse slaughter houses in 2007, but in the absence of federal ban on horse slaughter, U.S. horses continue to be shipped across the borders where they are inhumanely slaughtered to this very day. Now, pro-slaughter interests intend to open once again horse slaughter facilities in the U.S.
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176, would put a stop to this plan and also stop the export of U.S. horses for slaughter  for human consumption. (The House version of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is known as H.R. 2966.)
Everyone should see this international award winning landmark film, SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES - A NATION BETRAYED.  It's a wakeup call that will undoubtedly inspire the support needed to get SB1176 passed."

Your donation to Wild for Life Foundation is tax deductible and can make all the difference in bringing this film to the public.
Link to this post:

Link to PDF of this News Release: http://www.savingamericashorses.org/Press_Release-WFLF%27s_Facts_that_Refute_the_7_Most_Common-Myths_about_Horse_Slaughter.pdf  


Wild for Life Foundation Inc (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) volunteer-based, non profit charity dedicated to providing lifesaving stewardship to rescue horses in need and the public with learning experiences that inspire advocacy for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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