Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and for standing with us in 2011!

Dear WFLF Supporter,

With your support, 2011 was a groundbreaking year for Wild for Life Foundation and our vital work to save, protect and preserve horses.

WFLF’s powerful equine protection campaigns swept the continent in 2011 – with our landmark documentary film “Saving America’s Horses”, together with our international equine protection coalition, our rescue and sanctuary work, and our cutting-edge awareness ads for billboards, television and magazines.

Wild for Life Foundation will continue to take a stand for these deserving majestic creatures, as we strive to put an end to horse slaughter and round ups.

By bringing our message to the mass public, WFLF advocates are putting a spotlight on the need to protect America’s wild and domestic equines from slaughter and round ups. Our equine protection program fully advocates for the preservation of wild horses and anti slaughter for all horses.

The Saving America’s Horses Initiative is a prestigious coalition of equine welfare professionals and equine welfare groups working at the forefront of these issues. "Saving America's Horses" the documentary film, provides spotlight platform for the leading equine welfare professionals and organizations to share their findings on world stage through cinema.

“Saving America’s Horses” the life-changing film showcased across the continent from California to Canada, to Washington DC, winning many prestigious awards including Best Documentary film in the Los Angeles Women’s’ International Film Festival and Best Environmental Film at Film North International Film Festival Canada.

WFLF’s equine rescue program, Lifetime Equine Refuge is dedicated to providing lifesaving stewardship the guarantee of lifetime care to rescue horses in need. Because of YOUR generous support, many once slaughter bound and forgotten horses just like Carmel not only have a second chance at life, but are serving as Ambassadors in the fight to save America’s horses.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and for standing with us in 2011! You are Saving America’s Horses!

With sincere appreciation,
Katia Louise
President, Wild for Life Foundation

PS. Please watch our latest trailer IMPACT straight from the title sequence of the film “Saving America’s Horses”.

Tune in: Saving America's Horses LIVE on Voice America Radio Today!

"SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES"! Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1-2 pm PST/ 4PM EST LIVE!

Slaughtering horses for horse meat? These beautiful creatures that helped make America great?
Has our country lost its mind altogether? Or are we too busy with our own lives to stop the greedy horse slaughterers, whose propaganda has gained momentum in Washington and destroyed the protection of our sacred animals?
Today's guest, Katia Louise, filmmaker of "Saving America's Horses," reveals the latest news about this fatal betrayal and lets you know how you can help before it's too late.

Tune in: DR. CAROLE'S COUCH on VoiceAmerica.com
Link:
http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/58580/dr-caroles-couch
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1-2 pm PST live
Or listen at your convenience straight from the website: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/58580/dr-caroles-couch
Host: Carole Lieberman, M.D.

Learn more: www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

Happy Holidays from Saving America's Horses

May the majesty of the horse spirit 
and the splendor of the universe 
touch the hearts of every living soul.
Many blessings, Peace on Earth,
Good will to All

Happy Holidays from Wild for Life Foundation
and the Team at Saving America's Horses



Be a Hero for the Horses

Be a Hero for the Horses Today by Helping Saving America’s Horses

The recent lifting of the ban on funding for USDA horse slaughter inspectors in the U.S. was a below-the-belt assault on America by the proponents of horse slaughter, but with your help, the power of SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES can set the horses free!

“Saving America’s Horses” represents the underdogs in the battle to save the horses. We are the pro horse/ anti slaughter vets, trainers, breeders, jockeys, handlers, investigators, rescuers, protection groups, horse owners and policymakers whose efforts have been muted and squelched by a well funded pro slaughter PR machine; UNTIL NOW!

"Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" is the lifesaving documentary film that can change everything for our horses. With your generous support “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” can be seen by the masses in 2012.

Plans are being put into action to bring this extremely compelling film resource to the policymakers and to the public at large with distribution targeted for 2012. Wild for Life Foundation is asking for your help to bring this landmark film recourse to the public release with a year-end donation.

“Saving America’s Horses” is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation and relies 100 % on donations. The Saving America’s Horses initiative is a national coalition of equine professionals, plus domestic and wild horse rescue and protection organizations who have collaborated forces and have contributed their voices to in effort to effect change through this film. Many production services have also been donated to WFLF by IMA studios to make this film possible. But this film will not make it to the masses without YOUR continued support. Please be a hero for the horses today and donate now.

Right now, thousands of America’s horses — all types and disciplines, continue to suffer on U.S. soil; wild horses are being stampeded down icy lava fields by helicopter, all breeds stockpiled into feedlots, and crammed into double-deck cattle trailers for days on end, in record freezing temperatures without medical care, food or rest. Only a federal ban can protect our horses from the violent and destructive predatory trade of horse slaughter.

“Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” sends a loud wake up call to the world, shining a light on the truth that proponents don’t want the public to know. This film is the most comprehensive and compelling feature documentary film about this issue ever made. It’s an intelligent and hard hitting expose` that will wake up and shake up the public so that they will take the action needed to get the federal protection bills passed.
Your gift today can help make 2012 the year when horse slaughter is finally banned in the U.S.
Support "Saving America's Horses" and not only be part of the solution, but also take part in this powerful vehicle for change.

Sincerely,
Katia Louise
And The Team at Saving America’s Horses

PS- Supporters are also encouraged to COLLABORATE on this film through one of many creative ways. Producer and Sponsorship opportunities are also open. Individuals, groups and businesses can help lead the way, show social responsibility and be a hero for the horses. Join us! Act now to add your on-screen credit in time for public release.


Meet Carmel: SAH's Hero for Horses Ambassador
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Meet Carmel: Saving America's Horses' Hero for Horses Ambassador

Meet Carmel: Saving America's Horses' Hero for Horses Ambassador

Carmel is a Thoroughbred racehorse with a winning track record, but she, like 1000's of other Thoroughbreds in the U.S. was not provided protection, safety and welfare following the end of her career.
Carmel was sold at auction for slaughter, but just before being shipped she was rescued by Wild for Life Foundation. Though she was underweight and traumatized from the ordeal, she has made a full recovery.
Meet Carmel, SAH's Ambassador Hero for Horses
Thanks to the generous donations of supporters like you, WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge has been able to provide Carmel the guarantee of lifetime care.

Lifetime Equine Refuge together with the Saving America's Horses initiative is proud to welcome Carmel as the new Ambassador of the Hero for Horses campaign which will help launch the landmark film, "Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" into the mainstream.

Thousands of America’s horses — all types and disciplines, continue to suffer on U.S. soil; wild horses are being stampeded down icy lava fields by helicopter, all breeds stockpiled into feedlots, and crammed into double-deck cattle trailers for days on end, in record freezing temperatures without medical care, food or rest. Only a federal ban can protect our horses from the violent and destructive predatory trade of horse slaughter.

Saving America's Horses is an intelligent and hard hitting expose` that will wake up and shake up the public so that they will take the action needed to get the federal protection bills passed.

Plans are being put into action to bring this extremely compelling film resource to the policymakers and to the public at large with distribution targeted for 2012. Wild for Life Foundation is asking for your help to bring this landmark film recourse to the public release with a donation today.

Learn more about becoming a Hero for Horses
Visit WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge
Go to Saving America's Horses

Donate to Saving America's Horses

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JUST RELEASED! Profound humanitarian Trailer from "Saving America's Horses"

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 13, 2011

IMPACT, a profound new trailer from Wild for Life Foundation's "Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" is sending a staggering wake up call to U.S. policymakers. Horses are not the only ones in danger due to the lifting of a ban on USDA inspections for horse slaughter. Production for  "Saving America's Horses", a documentary film slated for public release in 2012, is releasing a brilliant trailer straight from the title sequence of this film. This powerful trailer exposes the scathing truth about what is in store for America if horse slaughter plants reopen on U.S. soil.
It's no coincidence that this commanding trailer is being launched on the National Day of the Horse, a day set aside to celebrate the dignity of this loyal partner to mankind. This award winning film explores the human-animal bond of horse and man through an illuminating humanitarian lens.

"Film North presented Katia Louise, Director of 'Saving America's Horses' with the RBC/Film North Best Environmental Film Award, because no film in this year's program has moved and impacted on the audience more. At Film North we believe that there is power in films. 'Saving America's Horses' brings the plight of an endangered species to the forefront of awareness. Morally, intellectually and environmentally, mankind is obliged to evolve in the direction of preserving the equine. We congratulate and salute Katia and her dedicated team for championing and persevering this worthy cause in the face of horrendous obstacles." - Lucy Wing, Director Film North, Canada

"'Saving America’s Horses' helps spotlight what is becoming an urgent global humanitarian crisis – the pollution of fresh water. The RBC Blue Water Project is our commitment to protecting the lifeblood of this planet that we all need to share. Join the wave, and help us create a blue water future." - Jeff Boyd, Regional President, Ontario North and East, RBC Royal Bank

"We applaud RBC's leadership role toward fostering a greater commitment to water stewardship in Canada and abroad," says the Katia Louise, Filmmaker of "Saving America's Horses". The launch of this trailer sends a red flag alert to policymakers about the critical need to protect the environment and our world's fresh water resources.

In addition to the environmental disaster, and the legacy of cruelty this violent industry leaves behind, anyone considering the reopening of horse slaughter must beware of the “$42million in losses attributed directly to horse slaughter” as stated by Henry Skjerven, the former director of the recently debunked Natural Valley Farms, Canada.  

Natural Valley Farms was a former beef slaughter plant that had converted over to slaughtering horses. In a public statement by Henry Skjerven, he said "Natural Valley Farms died the day the decision makers chose to kill horses… most notable was our failure with the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)". As can be noted on the CFIA website, they’re "dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy." (The CFIA removed the company's operating license)

Proponents of horse slaughter are urging U.S. cattle producers to convert their operations to killing horses, but some meat producers remember all too well Henry Skjerven's cautionary tale. Ted Pohlman of Pohlman’s Meat Processing, Indiana told WTHI TV "if a slaughterhouse starts killing horses.. they’ll lose all their beef and hog business.”    Even Pohlman believes many people have too many emotional attachments to horses to consider killing and eating them. Pohlman also stated concerns about the safety of horse meat given the toxic substances they receive.

"Saving America's Horses" is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit charity with a mission to save, protect and preserve equines.

Learn more at www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

Contact:
Mario James: Mario[@]wildforlifefoundation.org

Link to SAH's Humanitarian Trailer on Youtube
http://youtu.be/xjQ59Zr1A70

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Never before has there been a need so great

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America's Horses
Los Angeles, Ca 
Dec 7, 2011

Never before has there been a need so great to ban together for the greater good in the protection of one of our most precious and historic natural resources, the horse.


The recent lifting of a ban on funding for USDA inspectors at horse slaughter plants in the U.S., fueled by pro slaughter propaganda has led to a proverbial media frenzy with reports based on proponent anecdotes rather than reality, or actual fact checking.

Documented evidence of egregious violations and a lack of enforcement by the USDA in U.S. slaughterhouses led to the defunding of USDA inspections in 2007, but in the absence of federal ban on horse slaughter, our wild and domestic horses continue to be shipped across federal borders where they are slaughtered just as inhumanely to this very day.

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176, amends the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to prohibit the sale or transport of horses or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent of processing for human consumption. The House version of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is known as H.R. 2966.

Regardless of why, we as a culture, are so repulsed by the thought of consuming horse flesh, and the reasons are many; if we fail to uphold our fundamental moral and social responsibilities, we are in effect dooming the fate of our own humanity.

If you are concerned about the inhumane treatment of animals, or concerned about serious threats to human health, or concerned about sustaining our environment, support Saving America's Horses. Only a federal ban can protect us from the destructive and predatory trade of horse slaughter. 






Saving America’s Horses, A Nation Betrayed is a loud wake up call for every American,” says Laura Allen of Animal Law Coalition.  This international award winning documentary film is the single most comprehensive and compelling resource ever made available, and it features many leading equine welfare professionals in the U.S.

"The beauty of the cinematography lay in stark contrast to the dark truths that the film so painstakingly and irrefutably laid bare. The public must see this film!" —John Holland, Equine Welfare Alliance

We invite all those that wish to uphold the integrity in doing the right thing, to come stand with us. Join us in support of saving, protecting and preserving America's wild and domestic equines. Support the "Saving America's Horses" initiative and not only be part of the solution, but also take part in this powerful vehicle for change.

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

PS- You can also help by sharing Clips and telling your friends about "Saving America's Horses".

Contact your U.S. Representatives, Support our Work, Like us on Facebook, Join our Cause, Subscribe to our Blog, Get Educational Banners, Corporate Giving, On Screen Credits, Join our Team.

Link to this on line post: http://savingamericashorses.blogspot.com/2011/12/never-before-has-there-been-need-so.html

Link to PDF:  http://www.savingamericashorses.org/120711_Never_before-has_there_been_a_need_so_great.pdf

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America's Horses Under Siege!

Wild for Life Foundation
"Saving America's Horses"
Nov 30, 2011

We don't eat our horses for many reasons.  We respect the bond of their love, they are sentient beings and they have earned an honorable place in our society and deserve dignified and humane treatment through to the end of their lives.

Should Americans spend over $5Million in tax payer dollars a year toward toxic pollution, increased crimes rates, promoting tainted meat products and endorsing barbaric cruelty to animals?"

What about the scientific evidence that reveals the serious health risks and lethal effects when people consume toxic substances banned from the human food chain? 

"Saving America's Horses" provides a platform for the leading equine welfare organizations in the U.S. that have been working to ban horse slaughter for over the past decade.  Please help support our work by telling your friends about this important film project, and donate by mail or on line by visiting our website: www.savingamericashorses.org

"Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" is an intelligent and touching expose` that can raise the public outcry needed to pass a federal ban on horse slaughter. This documentary film is in post production with public release slated for early 2012, but funds are needed to pay for special processing in order to get "Saving America's Horses" to final print.  
 

Big Ag wants to bring horse slaughter back to the U.S. and they've got deep pocket special interests helping to pave their way. If America doesn't speak out to stop it, Big Ag could open a horse slaughter plant near you, next year!

Help keep horse slaughter out of America by  supporting "Saving America's Horses"!  

Since 2006, Congress has prevented horse slaughter in the U.S. by cutting funds for inspections of horse meat from its annual Agriculture Appropriations bill, but the fate of America's horses has now been undermined in one swift move. There has been overwhelming support by the American public, the horse community and the House of Representatives to include de-funding language in the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill but special Conference Committee members Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA),  Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), just removed that language from the final bill. Obama signed this bill into law on Nov 18th, 2011.

"Saving America's Horses" is film project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to protecting, saving and preserving wild and domestic equines. Donations to Wild for Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extend permitted by law. 

Awards and Accolades:
BEST IN FESTIVAL: Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM: FILM NORTH International Film Festival, Canada
ACCOLADE MERIT AWARD: Indie Fest, for Advocacy, Visuals, and Investigative Journalism
AWARDED FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY, ADVOCACY, EDITING & CONSERVATION MESSAGE: International Wildlife Film Festival

"Masterfully presented!" – Larry Lindner, New York Times best-selling writer 
“Fantastic! Powerful and compelling” — Greg MacGillivary, MacGillivary Freeman Films (IMAX)  
“It’s the freight train that will roar through our country awakening, engaging and empowering the public." – Jo Anne Normile - Founder of CANTER, former racing breeder, owner, and BOD of the MI HBPA & M-TOBA
 “It blows the lid off the abysmal horse slaughter industry in America.” — HarrisonHeldStarMedia
“Brilliant and heartbreaking exposé.” — Laura Allen, Attorney – Animal Law Coalition
"It raises the bar for animal welfare in this country.” – Shelley Abrams, racehorse owner, Co-Founder AAHS

Please help Saving America's Horses by forwarding this important message to your friends.
Thank you!

For the horses and burros~
Katia Louise and the Team at Saving America's Horses

Thank YOU for your Amazing Support

Thanks to the amazing support from caring people like you Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) and Saving America's Horses, the movie has gained many new fans. WFLF just participated in the Chase Giving contest where local charities vied for a chance to win a share of over $3Million in grants. Facebook members could vote one time for up to ten charities, and it was up to the charities to get those members to vote for them.

Though we didn't make it into the top 100, we are extremely pleased with how far we came in such a short period of time. The contest began on Nov 8 and ran 14 days. With YOUR amazing support we rose to a ranking of 193 out of thousands of charities in just four days! Thank you again for your amazing support!

More great news...We are still in the running for a national TV spot and your daily vote can make a huge difference in our success! Click here to vote now and you can see updates and news on the Saving America's Horses Facebook page

Sincerely,
Katia Louise and the Team at Saving America's Horses
http://www.savingamericashorses.org/
http://wildforlifefoundation.org/

PS:
Join Saving America's Horses at our Movie page and Cause page on Facebook. Learn more about why this issue is so important:
http://youtu.be/5AzJea6B80Y
http://www.savingamericashorses.org/home.html

Urgent! VOTING ENDS TODAY at 9AM PT/ 12 Noon ET

VOTING ENDS TODAY at 9AM PT/ 12 Noon ET!  ...If you haven't yet voted, Saving America’s Horses needs YOUR VOTE NOW! 
http://bit.ly/w1b8QP

Please just take a minute to click on this link and VOTE for Wild for Life Foundation. Your vote right now can help save countless horses and burros from barbaric cruelty. 

Please do it now for the horses! - and ask your friends to vote!  There only a few hours left to vote.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Kindest regards,
Katia Louise
Saving America's Horses
www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

BRAND NEW PSA! Brass Tacks Facts

WFLF Humanion Films just released this brand new 30 second PSA
http://youtu.be/5AzJea6B80Y


Cut Government Spending!  Save Lives!  Stop Abuse and Cruelty!  Keep horse slaughter out of America!! 

You can help WFLF win a grant to bring "Saving America's Horses" to public release.  Voting ends Nov 22!
Follow this link to vote now:
http://bit.ly/w1b8QP

To learn more and to help:
http://www.savingamericashorses.org/home.html

"Saving America's Horses" is a project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c4 charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines.

www.wildforlifefoundation.org

VOTE For Wild for Life Foundation TODAY!

We just found out about the Chase Giving program and there are only three days left to  VOTEYour VOTE today could propel us into  the top 100 charities so we could win $25,000.  Better yet, - by telling all your friends, we might even win the grand prize which could be enough to release this important film publicly by early 2012,  Please help BAN horse slaughter before they build a slaughter plant in your town!

Link to VOTE: http://bit.ly/w1b8QP
It's NOT okay to abuse, slaughter or eat our horses. Our horses need this intelligent and touching documentary film so that the American public can find out what's happening... what's really going on. Please stand with us, cast your VOTE today and make a difference for all wild and domestic equines tomorrow.
Help bring the full power of "Saving America's Horses" to the big screen in a theatre near you!  

Voting ends Nov 22nd, Please vote today!

Thank you.
Sincerely,

Katia Louise

Filmmaker, Saving America's Horses
Founder and President, Wild for Life Foundation


For the first time since 2005, there are NO riders that would prevent horse slaughter in the United States! As of this morning, Obama has signed HR 2112!  http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/signed-legislation


VOTE for Wild for Life Foundation at Chase Community Giving

Saving America's Horses from USDA Slaughter

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Imagine what it would be like not to worry about the safety and welfare of our horses... that they would be safe from predators who would like to slaughter them or eat them. - And now imagine the joy of compassion and comfort of a trusted equine by the side of a little girl or boy, ... or a retired veteran returning from fighting for our country.. These magnificent animals heal our hearts and souls and this gift is treasure and honor to behold. But our American horses now face the gruesome fate of slaughter on our own soil... subsidized with YOUR TAX DOLLAR$. But YOU can help save them just by voting for Wild for Life Foundation on Facebook. Log on and VOTE now! Your vote can help us win a grant from Chase Community Giving.

Hurry though!  We just found out about the Chase Giving program and there are only three days left to  VOTEWild for Life Foundation needs to be in the top 100 charities just to win the smallest share from Chase Giving.  With your help, - by telling all your friends, we could do even better and perhaps even win the grand prize which would be enough to release this film publicly by early 2012.

Imagine the full power of "Saving America's Horses" on the big screen in a theatre near you!

Our horses needs this intelligent and touching documentary film so that the American public can find out what's happening... what's really going on. It's NOT okay to abuse, slaughter or eat our horses. Please stand with us, cast your VOTE today and make a difference for all wild and domestic equines tomorrow.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Katia Louise
Filmmaker, Saving America's Horses
Founder and President, Wild for Life Foundation

PS - All donations to Wild for Life Foundation go to helping the horses. Wild for Life Foundation is dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving all wild and domestic equines.  You can also help by VOTING for Saving America's Horses to win a spot on national TV. Check out our inspirational clip here.. It's sure to touch the hearts of the American people - which will open their eyes to this issue. VOTE now!

VOTE for Wild for Life Foundation at Chase Community Giving

VOTE for Saving America's Horses to win a national TV spot


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"Saving America's Horses" is a sponsored project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

www.savingamericashorses.org
www.wildforlifefoundation.org

Awards and Accolades:
BEST IN FESTIVAL: Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM: FILM NORTH Huntsville International Film Festival, Canada
ACCOLADE MERIT AWARD: Advocacy, Visuals, and Investigative Journalism
AWARDED FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY, ADVOCACY, EDITING & CONSERVATION MESSAGE: International Wildlife Film Festival

"Masterfully presented!" – Larry Lindner, New York Times best-selling writer 
“Fantastic! Powerful and compelling” — Greg MacGillivary, MacGillivary Freeman Films (IMAX)  
“It’s the freight train that will roar through our country awakening, engaging and empowering the public." – Jo Anne Normile - Founder of CANTER, former racing breeder, owner, and BOD of the MI HBPA & M-TOBA
 “It blows the lid off the abysmal horse slaughter industry in America.” — HarrisonHeldStarMedia
“Brilliant and heartbreaking exposé.” — Laura Allen, Attorney – Animal Law Coalition
"It raises the bar for animal welfare in this country.” – Shelley Abrams, racehorse owner, Co-Founder AAHS

America's Horses Facing Abusive USDA Slaughter

For Immediate Release
Nov 16, 2011
Wild for Life Foundation,
Los Angeles, CA

Despite overwhelming support to keep horse slaughter out of America three legislators have undercut the safety and welfare of our horses. Since 2006, Congress has prevented horse slaughter in the U.S. by cutting funds for inspections of horse meat from its annual Agriculture Appropriations bill, but the fate of America's horses has now been undermined in one swift move. There has been overwhelming support by the American public, the horse community and the House of Representatives to include defunding language in the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill but special Conference Committee members Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA),  Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), just removed that language from the final bill.

The extensive evidence of insidious cruelty when horse slaughter was permitted in the U.S. underscores the crucial need for protective legislation, but the truth about the misuse of humane guidelines by the proponents of slaughter has been a powerful device in their deceiving campaigns. "One of the biggest challenges in getting protection against the cruelty of horse slaughter is the constant misinformation propagated by proponents of horse slaughter and then circulated by the media," said Katia Louise, Founder Wild for Life Foundation, Director "Saving America's Horses".

"The action to restore the federal program will cost Americans at least $5 million a year and pull limited USDA inspectors from ensuring the humane treatment and safety of our nation’s food supply,” said Chris Heyde, deputy director of AWI’s government and legal affairs department.

Wild for Life Foundation is calling on everyone who cares about the welfare of America’s horses to demand that Congress pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act immediately. We must stay vigilant in our efforts to educate the public and our policymakers about the truth of this barbaric practice.

For more information contact
Katia Louise, Katia[@]wildforlifefoundation.org
Phone 310.439.9817

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Learn more about this issue by visiting www.savingamericashorses.org

"Saving America's Horses" is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to the protection of equines from cruelty.

www.wildforlifefoundation.org, Facebook, Twitter, www.savingamericashorses.org

"Saving America's Horses" launches inspirational message to win National TV campaign for horses


For Immediate Release
Los Angeles, CA
Wild for Life Foundation
Oct 29, 2011

"Saving America's Horses" launches inspirational message to win National TV campaign for horses. 

"Saving America's Horses" now brings the story about our horses to the mainstream through an upbeat and stimulating message sure to win the hearts of Americans.  The goal is to captivate viewers in just 25 seconds and move them to action. Vote now to help bring this message out to the mainstream and onto national TV.

The "Saving America's Horses" 25 second promo spot is energized with a delightful and motivating song entitled "Make That Change" which was just recently licensed for use in this awarding winning landmark documentary. "Wild for Life Foundation is thrilled and honored to launch this effort with such a magnificent song!" - Katia Louise Filmmaker, "Saving America's Horses"

Follow this link to watch and vote now!
http://apps.facebook.com/legalzoomcontest/contests/147142/voteable_entries/34762658

Song Credits: MAKE THAT CHANGE; Recording Artist, JACQI MICHAELS; Words & Music by: Jacqi Michaels & Steven Cahill; Produced by Steven Cahill and Richard D. Kaye; Remastered at Jet Stream Sound; Copyright Greenleaf Music (ASCAP)

Learn more:
www.savingamericashorses.org

Contact:
Mario James
mario@wildforlifefoundation.org

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Awe Inspired Film Exceeds Expectations

"Saving America's Horses" screens to a jam packed audience at the International Equine Welfare Conference after winning Best Environmental Film in Canada. 

"The first day of the International Equine Conference was topped off with, Katia Louise's award winning film “Saving America’s Horses  -  A Nation Betrayed” which screened to a jam-packed audience. The impact was visceral and awe inspiring at the same time. The beauty of the cinematography lay in stark contrast to the dark truths that the film so painstakingly and irrefutably laid bare. The overwhelming response was "the public must see this film!" —John Holland, President EWA

Cynthia D'Errico of Montreal, Canada flew in to DC just to see this film at the conference. “I waited 2 years to see Saving America's Horses. It exceeded all my expectations. It's a compelling passion driven production with lush yet dignified photography, intelligent cutaway shots, and it gave a through picture of our need to protect and preserve America’s horses.” —Cynthia D’Errico

The special private screening at the conference played to the largest number of cast members and advocates to date. Cast members in attendance included including Rep Ed Whitfield, former mayor Paula Bacon,  John Holland, Laura Allen, Dr Elliot Katz, Julie Caramante, Craig Downer, JoAnne Normile, Joy Aten, Sonja Meadows, Susan Wagner, Ginger Kathrens, Suzanne Roy and Katia Louise.


“Saving America's Horses left me breathless. It's a deeply passionate look into the world of both wild and domestic horses. This exceptional film clarifies the highly controversial issue about the inhumane treatment of equines going to slaughter. It raises the bar for animal welfare in this country and renews the sense of urgency to help these horses. It's an enlightening and moving experience for anyone, even for those coming from years of experience in the thoroughbred industry like myself.” —Shelley Abrams, racehorse owner, Founder of "Horses Helping Horses", Co-Founder Americans Against Horse Slaughter

See full reviews and accolades here: http://www.savingamericashorses.org/SAHReviews_and_Accolades101511.pdf

Special advance screenings will continue privately and through festivals in 2011 and 2012. A bi coastal  theatrical release is planned with distribution windows to follow in succession including foreign markets, cable, broadcast network television, and DVD, but finishing funds are needed to prepare the film for final print. Continued tax deductible donations from those who care about this issue will help bring this film to the masses.

The film features volunteer celebrity appearances by Paul Sorvino, Michael Blake, Tippi Hedren, Linda Gray, Peter Max, Ken Wahl, Willie Nelson, Amy & Raelyn Nelson, The Barbi Twins and Jennifer Lee Pryor. Dignitary appearances include: Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Senator Mary Landrieu, Representative Dan Burton, Congressman Ed Whitfield, Former mayor Paula Bacon, former Lt Governor Paul Rainbird, Senator Dave Wanzenried and more. Expert appearances include: Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Dr Nena Winand, Dr Elliot Katz, Dr. Lester Friedlander, Nick Zito, Monty Roberts, Neda DeMayo, Susan Wagner, Craig Downer and many more.

Produced and presented through in kind donations by IMA Studios and WFLF Humanion Films. WFLF Humanion Films is the educational program under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity which is dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines.  


Learn more and to donate visit:
www.savingamericashorse.org

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Do Good for the Horses

How can a trip to the Kentucky Derby help to end horse slaughter? The heart retching tragedy of race horses sent to slaughter needs international awareness for change to take place. “Saving America’s Horses” is enlightening the public about the need for protection for America’s horses through the race industry’s highest level event. Your next vacation when booked through our “Do Good” program can help end the barbaric trade of horse slaughter by supporting this landmark film which masterfully and unequivocally supports the protection of all horses including racehorses from slaughter.

If you are a racing enthusiast that also wants to end horse slaughter, and you are planning on going to the Derby next year, you could help to raise awareness for the horses at the same time by booking your trip through the DoGood program.

"Saving America's Horses" has opened a new world of raising awareness for the horses. If you enjoy traveling or know someone who does, take a look at our brand new "DoGood" program and tell your friends about it too! When you book your vacation through our new "DoGood" website platform, you will help "Saving America's Horses". Just visit http://www.winspireme.com/dogoods/wildforlife/

“Saving America’s Horses” is a touching and compelling documentary film that explores and nurtures the relationship between man and horse. This cause driven educational resource is a project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) volunteer based nonprofit charity that relies solely on donations and is dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines from cruelty.

Bringing this film to the public eye the goal of the “Saving America’s HorsesOn World Stage campaign by Wild for Life Foundation. The chief objective is to get the truth out through the public release and distribution of this lifesaving film. 

The Derby trip has been offered as incentive for race fans that frequent these kinds of events and stand against horse slaughter to donate to the cause to end horse slaughter. Do Good and feel good by helping today. Log on to "Saving America's Horses" Do Good site and make your next dream vacation count for the horses.

Winner: Best Documentary Film, Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
Winner: Best Environmental Film, International Film North Film Festival, Canada

For more information, visit www.savingamericashorses.org or www.wildforlifefoundation.org
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Bora Bora for Horses

Do Good and Feel Good! Experience inner peace and resolve by helping the horses as you enjoy the tranquility of getting away to Bora Bora where all you hear is the soft ripple of ocean water beneath your Tahitian bungalow.

"Saving America's Horses" just opened your world to a whole new way of raising awareness for the horses. If you enjoy traveling or know someone who does, take a look at our brand new "DoGood" program and tell your friends about it too! When you book your vacation through our new "DoGood" website platform, you will help "Saving America's Horses". Just visit http://www.winspireme.com/dogoods/wildforlife/

“Saving America’s Horses” is a touching and compelling documentary film that explores and nurtures the relationship between man and horse. This cause driven educational resource is a project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) volunteer based nonprofit charity that relies solely on donations and is dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines from cruelty.

Bringing this film to the public eye the goal of the “Saving America’s HorsesOn World Stage campaign by Wild for Life Foundation. The chief objective is to get the truth out through the public release and distribution of this lifesaving film. 

Do Good and feel good by helping today.
Log on to "Saving America's Horses" Do Good site and make your next dream vacation count for the horses.

Winner: Best Documentary Film, Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
Winner: Best Environmental Film, International Film North Film Festival, Canada

For more information, visit www.savingamericashorses.org or www.wildforlifefoundation.org
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No film has moved and impacted on the audience more...

The Canadian screen's premiere of "Saving America's Horses" took place through the International Film North Film Festival, Huntsville Ontario, Canada on Sept 24, 2011. The Chair’s Founders’/RBC Closing Night Reception In the Partners Hall at The Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville brought additional attention to the horses with media and guests converging with standing room only after the screening of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES to a full house, with a special filmmaker Q and A with international award winning Director, Producer Katia Louise.

"Film North presented Katia Louise, Director of 'Saving America's Horses' with the RBC/Film North Best Environmental Film Award,  because no film in this year's program has moved  and impacted on the audience more.

At Film North we believe that there is power in films. 'Saving America's Horses' brings the plight of an endangered species to the forefront of awareness. Morally, intellectually and environmentally, mankind is obliged to evolve in the direction of preserving the equine. We congratulate and salute Katia and her dedicated team for championing and persevering this worthy cause in the face of horrendous obstacles."

To learn more about the significance of "Saving America's Horses" and impact it is making please check out the website and the trailers:
http://www.savingamericashorses.org/home.html
http://www.youtube.com/user/humanionfilms#p/u/2/coWccspXluU