"Saving America's Horses" makes International News!

WFLF Humanion Films is honored to have Saving America's Horses mentioned in the renowned equine publication Horsetalk.co.nz
The recent Youtube PSA produced by Saving America's Horses' Associate Producer Debra Lopez, caught the attention of Horsetalk a New Zealand based comprehensive online world magazine with news, information, and features. Horsetalk interviewed Debra about her Youtube video and she said, "that was is time to take a stand for American horses and work towards banning the slaughter trade." Lopez also said that,  Saving America's Horses is a life-saving film that could change the situation for American horses for the better.
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Federal Bill to End Inhumane Equine Transport

Senator Kirk Introduces Bill to End Inhumane Transport of Horses Via Double Deck Trailers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Washington, D.C.  Late Monday night, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2011 (S. 1281) to ban double deck trailer transportation of horses in the United States. Senator Kirk has worked to end the use of double deck transports for hauling horses since serving in the House of Representatives, following a horrific double deck trailer accident that took place in his state.

Double deck livestock trailers on the road today were built to meet the specific design and engineering requirements of short-necked livestock species, like cattle, sheep, and swine.  Unfortunately, a few irresponsible haulers have used these trailers against manufacturer intent to transport horses, leading to inhumane travel conditions for equines and unsafe roadways for drivers.  The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the National Agriculture Safety Database (NASD) have recommended ceiling heights no lower than 7-8 to transport horses safely, while average double deck trailer ceiling heights range from 4'7"-5'11".  The U.S. Department of Transportation only requires bridges to have a vertical clearance of 14' in both rural and urban areas, making it impractical to build or modify a trailer large enough to transport equines on two levels.

Besides being an inhumane way to transport horses, double-deck trailers pose a major safety threat to the drivers of the imbalanced, oversized vehicles, as well as to other motorists, said Senator Kirk. Unfortunately, crashes due to these factors have occurred, and the results of the accidents are devastating. Following an accident in 2007 in Wadsworth, Ill., authorities worked for five hours before they were able to free the horses from the wreckage.

Today, most professional horse haulers believe double deck trailer transportation of horses has been banned. While there are a few state laws prohibiting the use of double deck trailers, there are no federal guidelines regarding the humane transport of horses, other than those going to slaughter. Even those are flawed; current USDA regulations banning double deck transportation only cover horses heading directly to a slaughterhouse.  Horses bound anywhere else, or en route to a midpoint in their journey (such as an auction house or feedlot) legally may be hauled in a double deck trailer notwithstanding the cruelty.  The USDA has expressed a desire to strengthen regulations banning this inhumane practice, but has yet to take action on the matter.

The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2011 (S.1281) is necessary to protect horses from being transported across the United States in a trailer having more than one level.  To learn more about this issue or to write a letter to your Senator in support of S. 1281, please visit http://www.compassionindex.org/.


Life Saving Film Launches Campaign to Go Far and Wide

Wild for Life Foundation
Americans Against Horse Slaughter

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2011

Life Saving Film Launches Campaign to Go Far and Wide

Saving America’s Horses”, a cause driven film just started the festival circuit, and has already won multiple awards including BEST OF FESTIVAL at its first showing in Los Angeles and is getting rave reviews but…... the slaughter of our American Horses may never end unless our horses are able to tell their story.

Thousands of horses are exported every year to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for the purpose of wealthy dinner plates overseas, but "Saving America's Horses" is the life saving film that can change all that for our American horses.

  • A powerhouse narrative.” – Paula Bacon, Former Mayor Kaufman Texas
  • A brilliant and heartbreaking exposé.” — Laura Allen, Executive Director, Animal Law Coalition
  • "Masterfully presented and balanced rather than filled with graphic images." – Larry Lindner, New York Times best-selling writer and former columnist for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe
  • "It’s a life changing film!"—Michael Bailey, Producer/ Director Planetviews Productions, Environmentalist
  • "Transcends the finest investigative journalism... A passionate reverence for all animals" —Debra Lopez, AAHS, Animal Advocate TV
Click here to see this important message now:

Wild For Life Foundation at admin[@]wildforlifefoundation.org regarding the film. 
Americans Against Horse Slaughter at aahsus[@]gmail.com about this PSA


A Promise of Freedom for America's Horses

Please Watch this most Important and Time Sensitive Message and Share with Your Friends, Family and Co-workers!
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Americans Against Horse Slaughter

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Help is Needed to Widen Audience for Life Saving Film

Saving America’s Horses - A Nation Betrayed

We are asking you to help us get this film on the world stage. Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed is a cause driven film project under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), a 501(c)(3) volunteer based nonprofit charity which relies solely on donations. The documentary recently opened in March and has showcased at two film festivals, earning multiple awards on the international level but it needs reach a wider audience. It needs to screen at more film festivals, then go to theaters to television and then finally to DVD.

Saving America’s Horses is a powerhouse narrative, telling of the often inglorious fate of our glorious horses, bought by ‘killer buyers’ for slaughter. This film takes in every aspect and tells its story with intelligence and a deep-running composure. The factual authority of soft-spoken experts, the dismay of a racehorse jockey, the anger of horse owners deceived, and the vows of politicians committed to righting a wrong--all play alongside the beauty and inspiration of America’s horses and the determination of those working to save them.” – Paula Bacon, Former Mayor Kaufman Texas

“Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed is a brilliant and heartbreaking exposé. The film masterfully pulls us through layer after layer of the incomprehensible corruption, cruelty and greed that supports the seedy practice of horse slaughter. The film presents thorough research that leaves no doubt about 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, Executive Director, Animal Law Coalition

If you wish to feel the full power of this documentary on a screen near you, DONATE NOW!"

"I have no doubt that this film will be the freight train that roars through our country awakening, engaging and empowering the public and Congress to effect a ban on horse slaughter. The film builds from provoking a deep appreciation for the majesty of horses, to sadness, to outrage. It left me with the same raw and stunned emotions I had after seeing “Dances With Wolves”." – Jo Anne Normile, Founder of the anti-horse slaughter national racehorse rescue program CANTER, former racing breeder, owner, and BOD of the MI HBPA and M-TOBA (two racing organization boards)

I’m extremely honored to have had the privilege of seeing this film and can’t stress the urgency enough about getting this film seen as widely as possible ASAP. With the introduction of S 1176, there’s no time to lose. “Saving America’s Horses” is so powerful; I truly feel it will make the difference in finally getting the federal ban passed. — Julie Caramante, Animal Cruelty Investigator

You can help get the word out by sharing the trailer with your friends. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IGahU05x4&NR=1

"Watching Saving America's Horses is a compelling and necessary education. I viewed it with my 9-year-old son -- the complex topic is masterfully presented -- and balanced rather than filled with graphic images. We were able to absorb it together. The powerful messages came through loud and clear." – Larry Lindner, New York Times best-selling writer and former columnist for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe

Donations can be made online or by mail and are tax deductible.

Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed was first showcased in March 2011 through the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival and won Best in Festival. The film was then recognized for its Advocacy, Visuals, and Investigative Journalism with the prestigious Merit Award through the Accolade Competition in April and has since won awards for Cinematography, Advocacy, Editing & Conservation Message at the International Wildlife Film Festival.

When you donate, you make the success of this film project possible! Please tell your friends, and to donate you can go to the Saving America’s Horses website www.savingamericashorses.org and click on the donate button, or you can send your donation to Wild for Life Foundation, 19510 Van Buren Blvd, Ste F3236, Riverside, CA 92508.

Director, Producer Katia Louis
Presented by WFLF Humanion Films
 Starring Paul Sorvino, Tippi Hedren, Michael Blake (Academy Award winning screenwriter-“Dances With Wolves”), Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Linda Gray, Ken Wahl, Jennifer Lee Pryor, Amy and Raelyn Nelson, The Barbi Twins, Willie Nelson, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Dr Nena Winand and Dr. Elliot Katz, Hall of Fame racehorse trainer Nick Zito, Former Mayor Paula Bacon and Wildlife Ecologist Craig Downer. Main Cast Members consist primarily of experts working in the equine community including Susan Wagner, Neda DeMayo, Dr Lisa Jacobson, Laura Allen, John Holland, Twyla Francois and many more. The film also features contributions by the legendary pop artist Peter Max, along with well recognized photographers, researchers, conservationists, government officials, biologists and stakeholders.

Supporters are also encouraged to COLLABORATE on this film through one of many creative ways. Producer and Sponsorship opportunities are also available! Individuals, groups and businesses can be recognized on the official website and, or during the on screen credit role in the film for their support. Groups and businesses can also raise funds collectively with screen credit going to the individual or group of their choice. Act now to get your on-screen credit added in time for the final phase of release.

“It blows the lid off the abysmal horse slaughter industry in America.” — HarrisonHeldStarMedia

“Powerful and compelling” — Greg MacGillivary, MacGillivary Freeman Films, one of the world’s foremost producers and directors of giant-screen films (IMAX) with a film career that spans more than 40 years.

“A must see film” – Michael Blake, “Dances With Wolves”

"It’s a life changing film! …A masterpiece that has beauty, tragedy, heartache and joy.” —Michael Bailey, Producer/ Director Planetviews Productions, Environmentalist

“Everybody needs to see it, worldwide.” – Kat Kramer, Kat Kramer’s Films that Change the World

Powerful and poignant... This movie is better than a thousand documents, pamphlets, or handouts sent to our Congressional leaders. This is a thousand pictures with a narrative that makes it very clear that our beautiful horses are being treated horribly, and we must take action before it is too late." - Pat Mendiola, Covina, CA

The most powerful way to help this documentary succeed is through continued tax deductible donations from those who care about this issue. DONATE TODAY!

Follow this link to “Saving America’s Horses” Cause page on Facebook:

See this Message on line: http://www.savingamericashorses.org/lifesavingfilm.html
Link to PDF of this page: http://www.savingamericashorses.org/SAH_Live_Saving_Film.pdf

Horse Slaughter to Remain Illegal in House Bill

 By Laura Allen
Saving America's Horses ABM
Animal Law Coalition

Update June 16, 2011: By a vote of 215-200, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2112, the 2012 agriculture appropriations bill.

Rep. Jim Moran's amendment made in committee remained intact in the final version.

Under Rep. Moran's amendment, inspections required for horses bound for slaughter for human consumption will remain de-funded as they have been since 2006. This means if the House version becomes law, commercial horse slaughter for human consumption will remain illegal.

More: http://www.animallawcoalition.com/horse-slaughter/article/1809

House Rep may Threaten Defunding- More Calls Needed

House Rep Lummis (WY) expected to threaten defunding with amendment to FUND horse slaughter. DEFUNDING is vital to protecting horses.

Call TODAY and urge your legislator to strongly OPPOSE ANY amendment to restore horse slaughter.

Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-2131. Ask for your rep by stare and zip code.


Take Action! Calls are needed NOW to stop Tax Payer Funding of Horse Slaughter in the U.S.; goes to Vote this Wed June 15TH!

The full House of Representatives will vote on the FY12 Agriculture Appropriations bill this Wednesday, June 15. An amendment may be offered to remove the Committee-approved language prohibiting the USDA from spending your tax dollars to inspect horse slaughter facilities. Maintaining the USDA language defunding inspections of horse slaughter facilities as currently included is vital to protecting our horses. It is critical that you call TODAY and urge your representatives to strongly OPPOSE ANY amendment to restore horse slaughter.

Please call immediately, urging opposition to any attempt to restore horse slaughter. 

You can call the main Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative's office by your state and zip code.

Artivist Film Festival Rescheduled to August

For immediate release: June 11th, 2011, 10PM
Los Angeles

Breaking News

The 2011 Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles has been rescheduled to be held August 18-20 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. These dates represent a change from the July 8-10 dates. The venue will remain the same.

The Artivist Film Festival reports that the date change is necessitated by unforeseen logistics. The Festival has extended a sincere apology for any inconvenience this date change may have caused.

Please be sure you are subscribed for updates through the Saving America’s Horses website or blog. We will be sending out an announcement as soon as we know more details.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

For the horses and burros~


Katia Louise
Saving America’s Horses

Link to PDF: http://www.savingamericashorses.org/Artivist_Festival_Date_Change.pdf


The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011

Jun 10, 2011
By Laura Allen
Animal Law Coalition

WFLF Saving America's Horses

Just as U.S. Representatives Jim Moran (D-VA) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) are calling for an end to horse slaughter, a bill to make that happen is introduced in the Senate. Here is what Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the sponsors, have released about this bill:
The Problem: Somewhere between 60,000 and 100,000 horses/year are exported from the United States each year with the intent to slaughter for human consumption.

There are no horse slaughterhouses in the United States, and there is not a demand for horse meat in the United States. Two out three Americans believe the practice of horse slaughter is unnecessary and inhumane. Transport to foreign slaughterhouses is lengthy and cruel.

Horses in the United States differ from other livestock in that they have never been raised for the purpose of slaughter. As such, they are frequently treated with drugs that are toxic when ingested by humans and not approved for use in animals raised for human consumption.

Additionally, we have no system in the United States to track which medications a horse has received throughout its lifetime, which makes horse meat a serious food safety/American food export risk.
The Solution: 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 bill, filed on June 9, already has a number of co-sponsors.


Senate Reintroduces Bill to Permanently Ban Horse Slaughter

Thursday, June 9, 2011 (AWI)
Washington, D.C. -- A bill to ban horse slaughter was reintroduced in the United States Senate today. Sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the "American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011" will end the slaughter of American horses here and, most urgently, will stop these horses from being exported abroad for slaughter. The sponsors, who have long championed the cause, have the bipartisan support of 14 colleagues who are co-sponsoring the bill.
"As a lifelong horse lover and rider, this practice is appalling to me, and more importantly, the majority of Americans oppose it. We raise and train horses to trust us, perform for us, and allow us on their backs, and as such, they deserve to be treated with human compassion. When horse owners are faced with the sad reality of having to put their animals down, it should be by humane euthanasia," said Senator Landrieu. "I intend to work with Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina and my other colleagues to get this bill passed and permanently end the slaughter of our American horses."

Get Tools to help Stop funding Horse Slaughter- Vote Looming Jun 15th

For Immediate release (June 7th, 2011)
Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) releases 1st in a Series of Direct Message Banners as tools to help raise awareness to end horse slaughter. The 1st banner is released in support of Rep Jim Moran's amendment to Defund Horse Slaughter in the U.S.  Last week WFLF release a 1 minute PSA on Youtube to help explain the purpose of the defunding and the urgency involved.

"Those who oppose the reopening of horse slaughter plants are encouraged to use these tools by cross posting them on their social websites and blogs", says filmmaker of "Saving America's Horses".  The eye catching banner features Actor/ Director Linda Gray as seen in the the film, Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed". 

The American public is urged to take action by contacting their representatives before the looming vote on June 15th when the House could vote to fund horse slaughter plants in the U.S. with taxpayer dollars.
Download the above message banner here:  http://www.savingamericashorses.org/messagebanners.html
Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-2131 or the Committee's number at (202) 225-2638.
(202) 225-2771 for Republicans
(202) 225-3481 for Democrats

Toll free numbers:
These numbers are provided for public use by non government groups and as such may change at any time.
Learn more
Article By Rep Jim Moran "U.S. should get out of horse meat business"
1 Minute PSA by Wild for Life Foundation

Roll call from May 31st: Your representatives and where they stand!

Link to PDF:  http://www.savingamericashorses.org/Defunding_message_banner_060711.pdf

Act Now to Defund Horse Slaughter in the US!

By WFLF: The Full House Vote on Funding for inspections of horse slaughter in the U.S. will take place June 15th. Calls, faxes and emails to your representatives are still needed.

Legislation to be voted on June 15th that could fund horse slaughter in the U.S. with your tax dollars

Learn more
Article By Rep Jim Moran "U.S. should get our of horse meat business"
1 Minute PSA by Wild for Life Foundation
Roll call from May 31st: Your representatives and where they stand!


The Magic of Change

The Magic of Change

If you have seen the film, "Saving America’s Horses", WFLF Humanion films would like to hear from you. 

Tell us how this film touched you or how your life has changed.  Tell us what kinds of things you like to do to help protect horses and burros. 

“The magic of change begins when one life is changed by a single experience.” – Katia Louise

Tell is your story!