Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2012 – Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is pleased to announce the arrival of Cochise, Pretty Eagle, Enapay, Ayasha, Kachina and Cheveyo to the Live and Let Live Farm Sanctuary in New Hampshire. They are 6 out of the 17 orphan Navajo foals recently rescued by Wild for Life Foundation.
"We are proud to partner with the Live and Let Live Farm Sanctuary as an official WFLF Safe Haven Rescue Partner,” says Katia Louise, filmmaker, founder and president of the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF). “We look forward to a long lasting partnership for the benefit of these and other at risk wild and domestic horses."
Under the leadership of Katia Louise, WFLF organized the Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission as a collaborative effort to save the lives of these and other majestic and sacred wild horses and burros who have been victimized by the highly contested Navajo roundups. Volunteer rescue members from the WFLF’s Navajo Rescue and Recovery Mission have put their lives on hold to rescue, recover, evacuate and provide care for these survivors; to assure they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again.
"Live and Let Live Farms Rescue and Sanctuary is honored to be part of Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission's nationwideeffort under the Wild for Life Foundation Safe Haven Rescue Partnership program,” says Teresa Paradis, founder and executive director of Live and Let Live Farm. By helping to save these precious orphaned, voiceless, babies’ lives, we will also be helping to build the awareness for the need to protect America’s wild horses from roundups and slaughter.”
"We are thrilled that these orphan Navajo foals will have an opportunity to grow and thrive under the Live and Let Live Farm Rescue (LLLFS),” adds Katia Louise. The Partnership was established for the purpose of providing lifelong safe harbor for these six foals. LLLFS is a certified best practices partner sanctuary under the WFLF Safe Haven Rescue Partnership Program.
17 surviving Navajo foals were recently rescued under Wild for Life Foundation’s Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission (NHRRM). They had been discovered in a life threatening situation after being rounded up from their Native home land on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. The foals, ages 2 - 4 months were orphaned during the roundups after losing their mothers to slaughter. Approximately 1600 wild equines lost their lives during the US government funded Navajo roundups which the majority of Navajo people oppose.
“These sacred and majestic horses heal our hearts and they can heal the lands,” adds Katia Louise. “As Ambassadors for WFLF and the horse nation, these 17 surviving foals will be helping to educate and show the world that the re-introduction of horses to rangelands, in truth can rejuvenate the environment.”
Craig Downer, wildlife ecologist, Wild for Life Foundation Board Member, and author of “The Wild HorseConspiracy” points out that wild horses are a big benefit to the ecosystem. They help to create that very important soil substance known as Humus...which makes the soils more nutrient-rich, adhesive and more retentive to water. This aids greatly in increasing the moisture of soils and elevating the water tables. The manure of wild horses builds the soils and disperses the intact seeds of many species to a much greater degree than cattle and sheep. Wild free-roaming horses also greatly reduce the possibility of catastrophic fires which can sterilize the soils and destroy its seed banks.
About The Wild For Life Foundation: Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines through rescue, sanctuary and education. WFLF and its wild horse preservation initiative serves as an educational platform for the protection of wildlife through the provision of long term sanctuary of wild horses and burros removed from America's rangelands. WFLF and its Saving America’s Horses Initiative is an international consortium of scientists, equine welfare experts, researchers, and horse advocates collaborating efforts to promote wild horse conservation and preservation initiatives with a focus on the prevention of equine cruelty. To find out more about Wild for Life Foundation or to donate, please visit us on Facebook or our websites at – www.wildforlifefoundation.org , www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org, www.SavingAmericasHorses.org Federal ID No. 26-3052458
About Live and Let Live Farm: Live and Let Live Farm (LLLF) is a non-profit, 501-c3 rescue and sanctuary for animals "specializing in horses and at-risk pregnant dogs" providing them a temporary or permanent safe place to interact with people. We strive to rehabilitate or retrain animals leading to increased confidence and relationships that benefit the animals and people. Established in 1997 and incorporated in 2002 Live and Let Live Farm has grown to be the largest volunteer rescue and sanctuary for animals, mostly horses in New Hampshire and the surrounding New England areas, helping all animals in need with the good will of caring hands and giving hearts. To find out more about Live and Let Live Farm or to donate, please visit us on Facebook or our website at www.liveandletlivefarm.org Federal ID # 52-2381215
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