Two rescued Thoroughbreds need your help!

Bella Rose and Rosebud are very nice Thoroughbred mares rescued from a neglect situation.  They are starting to put on weight but more support is needed to see them through.

Rosebud aka Carousel Delight (2002) is a former CA racehorse. (Photo right 4/2013) She had 4 starts and won 1st place once. 
Bella Rose (Below) was rescued together with Rosebud.  
Your kind and compassionate help is needed so that Bella Rose and Rosebud can receive the care and training they need.
Bella Rose and Rosebud are very bonded and we are looking ahead  so that they can stay together during the next stage of transition from rehab to training.

"We are working with individual members of the equestrian community to find positive solutions that will provide Bella Rose and Rosebud and others like them, with loving homes and lifelong care, "says Katia Louise, President Wild for Life Foundation.  "We are fortunate that caring individuals are willing to partner with our nonprofit rescue organization to help find creative solutions for horses with such dire need." Please contact WFLF-LER if you have room in your barn to provide foster care, or if you would like to adopt or help sponsor care for Rosebud and Bella Rose. 


You can reach out to us directly at WFLF's  Lifetime Equine Refuge.
Learn more about fostering and adopting through Lifetime Equine Refuge here: 

Glimmering Hope: QH Yearling needs a Sponsor

Glimmering Hope is a darling Quarter Horse yearling who had been considered a "throw away", but all she needed was someone to believe in her. 
Wild for Life Foundation rescued Hope and now this sweet little orphan filly is under the care of WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge, but she needs a sponsor for rehab, training and feed, or a qualified long term foster or adopter that will provide for her needs. 
Hope is up to date on all vaccines and wormers. She's halter broke and trims. Hope would make a nice trail riding horse or companion horse when she grows up. 
Make a donation for Hope through WFLF's rescue and recovery fund, or contact  about sponsoring, fostering or adopting Hope.

July 2013 Horse slaughter Issue Update

Los Angeles, July 6, 2013,
The U.S.D.A. has given the green light for the gruesome practice of horse slaughter to resume on U.S. soil despite the fact that it puts people and horses in harm's way.

How can the USDA approve horse slaughter inspections when the FY14 Agriculture Appropriations bill currently includes the defunding language? 

The FY13 Agriculture Appropriations as signed by President Obama, March 26, 2013, did NOT include the defunding language... and that is bill which is still currently in place. The 
FY14 Agriculture Appropriations bill has not yet been fully passed. However the defunding language is now imbedded into The White House Budget therefore when the FY14 budget passes so will the likelihood of probable inspections for equine slaughter.

USDA inspections must take place on site at each U.S. slaughterhouse in order for its meat product to be legally available for interstate commerce. A former ban on the spending of taxpayer dollars for USDA inspections of horse slaughter, had helped to keep foreign special interests from slaughtering our horses inside the U.S. The  inclusion of that defunding language in the appropriations bill was however quietly stripped in Nov 2011, leaving America's horses virtually unprotected. The bill sat idle through 2012 and in January 2013 the House simply carried over the existing language - therefore the 2013 bill does NOT include the defunding clause.

Watch and share this new PSA series from WFLF, "International Health Alert" and "Duped", the U.S. horse slaughter cover-up puts people and horses in harm's way.

Now more than ever, we need to your to help the horses.  Stand with Us and stand united for the horses

Join the Saving America's Horses Initiative by pledging to keep the safety and the welfare of America's horses 1st. The Saving America’s Horses Initiative strives break the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses through cultivating action and inspiring social change for the protection of equines from abuse, cruelty and gruesome death.

If you oppose horse slaughter - “SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is a scorched earth weapon aimed at incinerating the lies and ending horse slaughter with laser sharp truth...  An intelligent, powerful film... it's agent Orange to the lying, malevolence and greed that continue to exact a terribly cruel toll on horses and people. Please support this film,” -Paula Bacon, former mayor, Kaufman, TX .

Support the powerhouse documentary "Saving America's Horses" to help get this important film out to the public, onto TV and DVD.

More ways to help:
Call the main Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the office of your state representative.. Urge them to strongly SUPPORT the defunding of horse slaughter inspections.  Also urge your state representatives to support the protective federal legislation: The Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 is a Bi-Partisan Bill that will protect the people and the horses

Call the White House at 202-456-1111 and ask the President to take a stand against horse slaughter.

Learn more: 

In a nutshell:
Proponents of slaughter argue that it would be better to slaughter horses in the U.S. where we can supposedly insure their humane treatment.  But numerous governmental reports and undercover investigations show that USDA inspections fail to stop insidious abuses from taking place inside our slaughterhouses. Substantial documented evidence reveals egregious violations and a total lack of enforcement by the USDA in U.S. horse slaughterhouses before they were shut down in 2007. If horse slaughter plants are reopened in the U.S., horses will undoubtedly suffer torturous agony on U.S. soil again.  
In the absence of a federal ban, over 100,000 American horses are shipped across federal borders to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada each year and from there the horse meat is shipped primarily to the EU. America’s horses are treated with many substances known to be toxic to humans; substances that can be lethal when ingested by humans, and many of which have been banned from the human food chain in most countries. 

Support the protection of America's horses from the barbaric cruelty of slaughter...  Contact your U.S. senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., today to ask them to cosponsor the SAFE Act. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act is pending bill that if passed would ban horse slaughter in the U.S. as well as shipping horses to other countries to be slaughtered for human consumption. This bipartisan legislation, if passed will protect people and horses and would end the possibility of U.S. horse slaughter once and for all.


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New Partnership to Help Rescue Horses in Need

Riverside, CA, June 30,2013, Wild for Life Foundation Lifetime Equine Refuge (WFLF-LER) is pleased to announce its new partnership with Liston Stables to help give a second chance to rescue horses in need.

WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge provides direct rescue and sanctuary services to equines in need throughout the Greater Los Angeles areas and into San Diego. "We are thrilled to partner with the Liston Stables, Riverside, CA," says Katia Louise, president WFLF- LER. "This new collaboration will enable the expansion of WFLF's Second Chance program which serves to retrain and re-home rescue horses that have completed their rehab -- and will alleviate the strain of housing for rescue horses in need as they heal and prepare for their new lives in caring and compassionate homes.

We hope that you will be able to help support the successful transition and re-homing of rescued equines through WFLF's Second Chance Fund by donating stable space, professional services, feed or even by making a kind donation. Your support will help save lives.

WFLF-LER is honored to partner with caring members of the equestrian community in giving back to America's horses. If you have room in your barn and your heart for just a couple more, you can make a big difference by providing foster care services. If you are interested in helping out by providing in-kind services or goods, or volunteering your time to help with feeding, or housing, or training for rescue horses in need, please reach out to us directly at the Wild for Life Foundation's Lifetime Equine Refuge.

We also invite you to join WFLF's Safe Haven Network. Together with your kind assistance we can provide more at risk equines with a second chance at life.

Liston Stables is a private boarding facility located in Riverside, CA.  Liston Stables provides top quality boarding, training, lessons, clinics and custom care programs for all types of riders ~ English, Western, Jumping & Pleasure Riders, with Dressage training and instruction available onsite.

Lifetime Equine Refuge (WFLF-LER) is the equine rescue program under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), a 501 (c)(3) all volunteer nonprofit charity committed to saving, protecting and preserving equines across the nation. We are dedicated to providing lifesaving stewardship to horses in need, and strive to engage the public in learning experiences that inspire lifelong care and humane treatment for equines. Wild for Life Foundation achieves these objectives in part through hands on rescue and the provision of emergency medical care, feed, shelter and sanctuary for at risk equines. We facilitate and provide the emergency rescue and placement of all equine breeds on a national level.
Click here to learn more about Liston Stables.
Click here to visit WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge website.