Saving America’s Horses to Screen Next at the Artivist Film Festival

For Immediate Release: (Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2011) – "Saving America’s Horses" to Screen Next at the Artivist Film Festival

"Saving America's Horses” will screen on Saturday, August 20th at 12 PM as part of the 8th annual Artivist Film Festival program. The film’s screen will take place at the historic Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Advanced ticketing for the event is now available on line through the festival website and seats are expected to go quickly.

Michael Blake, Academy Award winning screenwriter for “Dances With Wolves” is scheduled to speak and make a special appearance at the screening. There will be a Filmmaker Q and A following the screening along with a special panel discussion and presentation. Confirmed SAH panelists include Dr Elliot Katz, founder of In Defense of Animals (IDA) and Neda DeMayo, founder of Return to Freedom.

"Masterfully presented" – Larry Lindner, New York Times best-selling writer

Powerful and compelling— Greg MacGillivary, MacGillivary Freeman Films, (IMAX).

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

BEST IN FESTIVAL: Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
ACCOLADE MERIT AWARD: Advocacy, Visuals, and Investigative Journalism

“Saving America’s Horses” is presented by Wild for Life Foundation and stars Paul Sorvino, Michael Blake, Tippi Hedren, Linda Gray, Ken Wahl, Willie Nelson, Amy & Raelyn Nelson, The Barbi Twins, Jennifer Lee Pryor, Paula Bacon, Dr Elliot Katz, Dr Nicholas Dodman and Nick Zito -- with featured appearances by Jane Velez-Mitchell, George Knapp, Calamity Cate Crismani, Steven Long, Susan Wagner, Neda DeMayo, and many more.

“Saving America’s Horses” is the 1st and only feature documentary film with a focus on protecting both wild and domestic horses from slaughter. Award winning filmmaker Katia Louise is dedicated to defending their freedom and saving their lives.

"Transcends the finest investigative journalism... A passionate reverence for all animals" —Debra Lopez, AAHS, Animal Advocate TV

“Saving America’s Horses” is a life saving film project under Wild for Life Foundation a 501c3 nonprofit volunteer based charity that relies solely on donations. WFLF brings a promise of freedom for both wild and domestic horses from cruelty, round ups and slaughter. Donations are needed to help widen the audience for this important film resource.

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True Cowboy Magazine interviews Filmmaker Katia Louise

"Saving America's Horses" director, producer tells it like it is in the July 2011 issue of True Cowboy Magazine

 "Most people would be surprised to know that there are those in our government including the USDA, that actually support horse slaughter." - Katia Louise, Saving America's Horses, Wild for Life Foundation

July 2011 Issue, pages 28-31. Check it out and please share!

WFLF Launches New PSA to Raise Support for Lifesaving Equine Protection

Wild for Life Foundation launches new PSA to help raise support for  lifesaving equine protection.

Click here to see this important message now:


Thank you for taking the time to see the important message and please share it with others and help us get the word out.

Lifetime Equine Refuge is the lifesaving equine protection program under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), a CA 501 (c)(3) volunteer based charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving horses in need. Our educational program is dedicated to raising awareness about the equine welfare issues with a focus on the preservation of America's wild horses and the need for protection of all horses from slaughter. WFLF's award winning documentary, "Saving America's Horses" is the 1st and only feature length educational film resource with a focus on protecting both wild and domestic equines.

Lifetime Equine Refuge rescues horses in need and provides them with medical care, food and love. Our rehabilitation and sanctuary program, Garden of Equine provides permanent residency for horses that cannot be re-homed. Visitors benefit from a hands on learning and healing experience. WFLF's equine programs provide social guidance and education about the need for compassionate and humane treatment of all horses and burros.


"Saving America’s Horses" From the Human Food Chain

"Saving America’s Horses" From the Human Food Chain is the topic as will be presented by Filmmaker, Katia Louise at the Animal Rights 2011 National Conference. The conference is scheduled for July 21st through July 25th in Los Angeles, CA. Katia will be speaking and presenting a sneak peek  to registered guests of the conference with highlights from the lifesaving film, "Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed"on Saturday, July 23 at 3PM.

"Since horses are not considered food animals in the U.S. they don't get the attention that other such farm animals get by the animal rights movement in America", says Katia Louise and she hopes to harness the support of America's most compassionate animal lovers.

Honoring the human-animal relationship on behalf of America's horses is a strong message within this film. More than 63 million US households have animals as pets and nine out of ten pet owners/ guardians consider them to be part of the family. "Even though domestic horses are considered as companion animals by many Americans, equines in general seem to fall between the cracks when it comes to the truth about their abuse and suffering,"  says Katia.

America's wild horses would qualify for protection under the endangered species act if they were recognized as indigenous species, but the U.S. government ignores the scientific evidence of their roots which date back to the ice age. The USDA calls them livestock, BLM calls them pests and proponents of slaughter want to cash them in.  It's time for the horses to have their stories told and "Saving America's Horses" the 1st and only feature documentary educational resource does just that.

The AR 2011 Conference exposes and confronts the terror perpetrated every day against billions of innocent, sentient nonhuman animals. The four-day program features nearly 100 presenters from more than 60
organizations and several countries, representing virtually all sectors
of our movement. They appear in seven plenary sessions, 50 workshops,
and a dozen rap sessions and campaign reports.

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Defending Freedom and Saving Lives

Defending Freedom and Saving Lives

Dear Friends,

The nation’s anniversary is once again upon us; a time to celebrate and a time to reflect. We hope that you'll take a moment to remember America’s horses for whom America's freedom may not have been possible.

The freedom of America’s wild horses from a life of torment and cruelty may only come through a violent and barbaric death. Right now, thousands of America’s horses—including show horses, racehorses, wild horses, companion horses, and others—are suffering on U.S. soil; hundreds of wild horses stampeded down lava fields by helicopter, all breeds stockpiled into feedlots, and crammed into double-deck cattle trailers for days on end, in record high temperatures without water, food or rest. Their days are spent in agony and some won’t even survive this final journey as they cross federal borders to be butchered alive for wealthy dinner plates abroad.

Even if you've already pledged to stop the round ups and ban the slaughter, these animals need your help today. Please support WFLF's work to put an end to the horse slaughter trade and our work to preserve and protect wild horses right now.

Horses have helped to bring freedom to the people of this country. Please help us stand up for America’s wild horses who are brutality removed from their rightful range lands using tax payer dollars. Help us put an end to the barbaric slaughter of America’s horses for human consumption. Polls show that over 70% of the American people who know what’s happening to them are against these activities.

“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.

Wild for Life Foundation is dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving these majestic animals who are being abused and killed against the wishes of the American people. Thousands of horses are exported every year to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for their meat, but "Saving America's Horses" is the life saving film that can change all that for our American horses. Horses been there for us when we needed them most and it’s time for Americans that care about these animals to help in Defending Their Freedom and Saving Their Lives.

Help us help them with the promise of freedom for our American horses. Your gift today will support these and all our efforts to end equine suffering and abuse. 

Thank you for all that you do toward raising compassion for these and all animals. Our successful work would not be possible without the benevolence of people like you.

Warmest regards,
Katia Louise 
Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America’s Horses

BTW, Please remember to help these horses and burros who are suffering all over the country this 4th of July, especially those being killed in the brutal slaughter pipeline. Please help us tell the world that America’s horses are not food by donating online right now!