DON'T BE DUPED! Get the facts you need to protect America's Horses

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America's Horses
July 25, 2017
Studio City, CA

The Wild For Life Foundation and Saving America's Horses today announced the release of two new powerful tools for the protection of equines from cruelty in the U.S. "  8 Quick Need-to-Know Facts to Help Protect Horses and Burros from Slaughter" and "10 Need-to-Know Facts that can Raise Needed Protection for Wild Horses and Burros", both reports provide dynamic talking points that directly counter the onslaught of misinformation triggered by the Department of Interior's misguided proposal to kill America's wild horses and burros and enable the sale of these historic treasured animals by the BLM for slaughter," says Katia Louise, Founder and President Wild for Life Foundation.



Jay Coskie, WFLF  co-founder and Vice President observed, "The WFLF fact sheets should be compassionately utilized and distributed as powerful reference tools amongst community members and their local representatives. Our opponents have waged an insidious, well-funded disinformation campaign to support the extermination of America's treasured wild horses and burros. Even the House was duped. Through its film, research and multimedia educational program, WFLF
brings home horses and burros are in fact native species to North America and who evolved on this continent."  The mislabeling and eradication of wild horses and burros on America’s public rangelands is a clear demonstration of ‘special interests’ and ‘government agency’ support for the competing economic value of commercial livestock and reveals certain agency defiance of their mandate to protect wild horses and burros, a native wild species known to have no economic value," added Katia Louise, WFLF founder and President. "The fact sheets bring home that horse slaughter is a cruel, inhumane practice that leaves communities devastated with toxic environmental contamination, and economic losses."

Katia is also the Director, Producer of the award winning film, SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES,
an intelligent and hard hitting expose` that reveals how government agencies and special interests run over the laws that are supposed to protect the horses, the people and the environment.

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,  the BLM is pushing for the government's permission to sell  America's treasured wild horses and burros for slaughter. “

The vast challenges facing America’s wild and domestic equines and their natural habitats are immense. However, armed with compassion and the true facts, and through joining together to make a compelling and united voice heard for the horses and burros, we can educate and effect positive change. By raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of protecting these animals, we can make a win for the horses.  Check out the below facts sheets and visit our website to learn more.

Get the PDF's:
8 Quick Need-to-Know Facts to Help Protect Horses & Burros from Slaughter, and
10 Need-to-Know Facts that can Raise Needed Protection for Wild Horses and Burros

Download the featurette from the international award winning landmark film, SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES - A NATION BETRAYED, on Vimeo. Everyone should see it.  It's a wakeup call that will undoubtedly inspire the support needed to protect Americas horses and burros.

See and share the many published inspirational videos, alerts, reports and other educational materials from Saving America's Horses.
Learn more at www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is acclaimed for awakening the moral fabric of humanity,
and together with the Saving America's Horses Initiative this powerful podium and its multimedia educational program has a dynamic reach to animal lovers worldwide. And no matter the insidious, well-funded disinformation campaign by neigh-sayers and proponents of slaughter, we continue to our work saving lives and shedding light on how the public has been misled by certain government agencies and special interests that run over the laws that are supposed to protect the horses, people and the environment. WFLF and its Saving America's Horses program remains a staple and central tool in the national grassroots effort focused on protecting and saving this indigenous species for the greater good, and supporting the wildlife and natural ecosystems that depend on them now and for generations to come.  

Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) all volunteer, nonprofit charity dedicated to providing lifesaving stewardship to rescue horses and burros 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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Senate Appropriations Committee passes the Udall-Graham Amendment

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – The Senate Appropriations Committee approves the defunding language which prohibits U.S. Department of Agriculture from hiring horse meat inspectors which in turn prevents horse slaughter plants from being re-opened in the U.S. in the coming year. 


WFLF and Saving America’s Horses applauds the Senate leadership and Appropriations Committee for their continued ‘defunding’ support and is especially grateful to Sen. Tom Udall and the co-sponsors of the amendment which prevents horses slaughter, Sens. Lindsey Graham, Dianne Feinstein, Jack Reed, Christopher Coons, Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen. The Udall-Graham Amendment, introduced by Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), was passed in the full committee by a bipartisan vote and will effectively continue a ban on the gruesome horse slaughter industry on U.S. soil. 

Protection is however still needed for America's horses from the exportation across federal borders where they continue to face gruesome slaughter every day. And the Senate has yet to vote on the BLM/ DOI appropriations proposal regarding the killing and sale of Mustangs and burros - which will take place toward the end of summer. 

You can make a difference by raising awareness and compassion about why wild and domestic horses and burros need protection and the reasons are many. 

Let us be compassionate in our quest to seek compassion from others, especially those who lead our country - our nation of horses and burros are counting on us. They need us more than ever - we are their voice, and they must be heard. 

Learn more: 
wildforlifefoundation.org 
savingamericashorses.org

America's Horses - Their Future is Our Future

WASHINGTON, DC. , July 13, 2017 - The House Appropriations Committee voted today in support of Budget proposals which would effectively strip protection for horses and burros from slaughter.
HOWEVER, the fight to SAVE America’s Horses is far from over,” states the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF).  Voting on the 2018 Budget proposals will move from the House to the Senate.

“The Senate Leadership has a history of opposing horse slaughter and it’s crucial for the safety and welfare of America’s horses and burros for the Senate to continue upholding their positive support,” added WFLF.

“It’s vital for the people and groups who sincerely care about these animals to demonstrate a strong showing of positive support for the Senate’s long history in opposition of slaughter,” says Saving America’s Horses and WFLF.”

We are a Nation of animal loving people. Every day, through raising awareness and humane education more and more people take an active stand in support the prevention of animal cruelty in America. Compassionate education is key to protecting America’s equines from slaughter.

Despite pro-slaughter propaganda which serves to mislead the public and dismantle needed protection for these animals, results from a 2015 American Horse Publications (AHA) Survey indeed reflect complex relationships between humans and horses, where 67.4% view their horses as family members, and 62.7% view them as companion animals, 57.6% regard them as performance partners, and 55.9% regard them as their best friends. In fact the same survey shows that horse ownership and involvement has stabilized since the recession and is likely to rise. The AHA survey also reveals that a much smaller percentage of horse owners view their horses as an investment, livestock animal or employee.

“The positive growth in meaningful relationships between people and animals in America signals is a huge positive in the movement for protection and preservation of America’s horses,” states Jay Coskie, vice president WFLF. “It’s up to us, to make a win for America’s horses through continued positive change for good,” added Katia Louise, director Saving America’s Horses.

“WFLF and Saving America’s Horses is strongly opposed to the killing of wild horses and burros,”
added Jeanne Sullivan, WFLF BOD. “We are also adamantly against the removal of the protective language which currently restricts the sale of wild horses and burros by the BLM for slaughter.”

“By raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of keeping these protections in place, we can win for the horses,” added Ms Louise. “America’s wild horses and burros need support now more than ever. Together, we are their voice and they need to be heard.”

WAYS TO HELP:
1- Visit our Toolbox and learn why equines must be protected from slaughter. Then help raise awareness by spreading the word in your local community by reaching out to friends, family, neighbors and local leadership members.
2- Visit our Alerts page and learn why wild horses and burros need to be protected in the wild and then raise awareness by sharing the truth in your local community by reaching out to friends, family, neighbors and local leadership members.
3- Stand With Us – Take the pledge to end equine cruelty.
4- Donate to help save and protect horses and burros in need today.
5- Share inspirational and educational banners with your friends and local leaders.

Together, we are their voice and they need to be heard.

Learn more by visiting
www.SavingAmericashorses.org and
www.WildForLifeFoundation.org