SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES Release and Distribution Newsletter

Release and Distribution Newsletter
Wild for Life Foundation
Humanion Films
Oct 31, 2012

Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is thrilled to announce the official public release of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED, the movie just in time for the holidays this year.  This accomplishment would not have been possible without the kind and generous support of all those who have taken part.  Your support combined with a generous gift from Victoria McCullough of The Triumph Project is making it possible for SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie, to open in theaters over the holidays through a traditional Oscar roll out.

We are extremely proud to honor the horses and give them the powerful voice they deserve. It takes a tremendous amount of time and resources to produce a documentary film of this nature and do it well.  The magnitude of expertise and passion reflected through this collaborative body of work delivers an irrefutable testament of facts; the true facts, many of which are not readily available to the public.  Rich in compelling and beautiful cinematic qualities;  this resource will stand the test of time and serve as important educational resource for generations to come.

We invite you to join in as we nurture a compassionate and deep rooted connection to the horse nation. Please also join us in celebrating this monumental milestone. It's history in the making for our horses; an opportunity to connect on their behalf and bring mass attention to the issues that impact them and the world that we share.

For any documentary film, a theatrical release is a long shot, even when coming off an international award winning festival tour like SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES has accomplished... Let alone an Oscar roll out in NYC and LA!  "We are exceptionally excited to take "SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES" to this new level," says Katia Louise, filmmaker and President, Wild for Life Foundation.  With your support, Wild for Life Foundation is making it happen for the horses, but we're not resting on our laurels. We want to give the horses the best shot possible.

As part of the theatrical release we'd like to book SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES in the major markets as well. This will enhance the film's attractiveness and credibility so that it can be seen as widely as possible.

Booking a film in well-regarded theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, and getting it reviewed by the major NY and LA film critics is crucial to the success of any film. A successful run and good reviews (even fair reviews) provide the hooks needed for wider distribution,  but there must also be committed funds for PR and advertising (P and A). Exhibitors in other cities will not book any film without this guarantee.

With the support of additional sponsors we'll be able to get this film in front as many people as possible and release it into other cities and venues.  Click here to learn about the many sponsorship opportunities for this cause and events and showings of this film over the holidays and into the new year.

The excitement about the release is starting to spread and we are seeing a large influx of emails from people wanting to know if SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES will play in a town near them. We LOVE the idea of more and more people experiencing this film in a theater, on the big screen, surrounded by others.  It truly adds to the magic of the experience and as proven through its festival run, there is a strong sense of community by its viewers.  People gather and form new bonds; they're inspired, motivated and come away with the knowledge needed to make a difference for our horses.

A good performance during these initial engagements can help expand the audience with other theaters taking the film on board.  The absolute best way to widen the audience for this film is to show exhibitors that people want to see it and will come.
    If you are in the area where the film is showing, please come check it out.
    Share our website and emails, and tell your friends.
    If you are not nearby, but know people who are.  Please tell them about this important film project.

What about television, schools, DVD and the foreign markets? We know that we can’t get SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES into theaters everywhere, and that there are a lot of people itching to see this film.  We want you to know that it’s coming and it will be released to other venues and formats as soon as possible.  The U.S. theatrical release is leading its distribution and creating a demand for traditional markets including television, the educational circuit, DVD and a foreign market release in the same manner. 
In the meantime, if you can catch the film in theaters this year, please do!  If you can help other theaters come on board by spreading the word, we'd really appreciate that because it would help the horses even more.

Help get this important film into more theaters by coming to see it and by word of mouth!  Your continued support will help us widen the audience for SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES. 

Take part in raising compassionate Eco-friendly awareness through the lens of responsible equine ownership by supporting  SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES!  Sponsorships are available now. Donations to Wild for Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Katia Louise and the Team at "Saving America's Horses"

PS- If you are going to be in the Southern California area in November or New York area in December, we would love to see you at one of the showings. Contact us at and we'll put your name on the event list so that you can be among the first to receive ticket information when it becomes available.

"SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES" is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation's Saving America’s Horses Initiative.  WFLF is a all volunteer grassroots nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through education, rescue and sanctuary.  The Saving America’s Horses Initiative through its infrastructure and educational multimedia resources provides a lingering impact on society toward breaking the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses by cultivating action and inspiring social change.

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"SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES: A Nation Betrayed" to open in New York City in December this year!

The dates and details of the opening and related events surrounding the long anticipated theatrical release of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES are expected to be announced soon. Be sure to subscribe for updates.

Sponsorship Opportunities include wide exposure and acknowledgement for local, national and international sponsors. Embrace social value with purpose through the protection of America's horses.

Sponsor the 2012 Theatrical Release of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES today. 

Act now to have your company receive acknowledgement through the multimedia promotional campaign for this landmark event.


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

EU Report reveals Public Health concerns related to Equine Meat originating from U.S.

For Immediate Release
Wild for Life Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13, 2012
The European Commission Directorates-General Health and Consumers issues audit report on Public Health concerns related to Equine Meat originated from the U.S. The report  reveals systems do not meet EU standards, that 80% of the horses derived for slaughter come from the U.S., yet the USDA takes no responsibility with regard to their origin...

According to a food safety audit report regarding equine meat just released 10-11-2012, the system in place do not meet EU standards.  Findings reveal that of the eligible horses slaughtered for the production of meat to be exported to the EU, 80% is derived from horses imported from the US.
In addition, there was no evidence in the USDA documents that the USDA takes any responsibility with regard to the origin of the animals or to the reliability of the sworn statements on the medical treatments of animals. Further, the horses are not identified during the full six months covered by these statements. Also, there is no system in place to verify the declarations accompanying the horses presented for slaughter.
The overall conclusion is that the system in place for identification of live horses, the affidavits and the official controls thereof are presently not providing equivalent standards to those provided for by EU legislation.

The final report from the audit carried out in Mexico from April 17th- 27th, 2012 was performed in order to review the animal health control and certification procedures applicable to exports of live equidae to the European Union.
Subsequent to the Final Audit Report, U.S., it has been reported that U.S. auction houses postponed sales of horses for the purpose of slaughter for human consumption, and  Canadian horse slaughter plants have temporarily shut down.
These developments and other recent findings directly related to contaminants found in horsemeat by Belgium officials are brought to light through the powerful documentary film SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES: A Nation Betrayed. The film has been submitted for Oscar consideration (2012 theatrical release date TBA).  “SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES” an educational film project under Wild for Life Foundation, is set for theatrical release in NYC later this year. The Academy qualifying theatrical release is anticipated to bring international attention to these important issues.
SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES brings to light imminent and urgent health risks to humans and the environmental impact caused by the capture, removal, transport and stockpiling of both wild and domestic horses to be slaughtered for their meat. Filmmaker, Katia Louise states that “the environmental footprint is overwhelming; the public health risks are many.”
SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES: A Nation Betrayed is a brilliant and hard hitting exposé that reveals how the public has been misled by government agencies and corporate interests that run over the laws that are supposed to protect the horses, the public and the environment.
Further information about the EU Report is available online at the European Commission press room, Directorate-General Health & Consumers, Belgium, under “food safety - Food and Veterinary Office - audit reports”:  MX Mexico - Public Health - Equine meat - meat products and casings

According to the EU website, the European Commission Directorates-General Health & Consumers strives to make Europe a healthier, safer place, where consumers can be confident that their interests are protected.


SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES - Naming Opportunity

Wild for Life Foundation
Oct 2, 2012

Great news! The initial Academy deadlines for the 2012 theatrical release of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES have been met and the arrangements for its bi coastal release are in motion.

Sponsorships for the 2012 release bring meaningful and exciting opportunities to embrace social value with purpose through the protection of America's horses. 

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is endorsed by many elite equine professionals including prominent horsewoman, Victoria McCullough of the Triumph Project, Bing Bush Jr. prominent racehorse attorney/ owner, Nick Zito Hall of Fame Thoroughbred Racehorse Trainer and Dr. Nicholas Dodman DVM BVMS MRCVS DACVB, among others. The reviews for SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES describe it as a “Superb in every respect,” “Very moving and effective,” “A brilliant exposé,” “Masterfully presented!” “A powerhouse narrative,” and “A must see film”.

Meeting the initial Academy deadlines was made possible through a generous donation received from Victoria McCullough of The Triumph Project.  Named after the rescue of an aged Belgian workhorse, The Triumph Project was founded by Victoria McCullough of the Davis-McCullough Foundation as an awareness campaign to enlighten citizens of the  US and abroad of the egregious mistreatment and betrayal of horses  that have served  in battle, sport and  pleasure.

Sponsorship opportunities for the release event are available for a limited time. Act now to claim the EXCLUSIVE NAMING OPPORTUNITY or one of the few Presenting Sponsorships. Your company can receive high visibility and acknowledgment through the promotion of this release at special events and more.  And with a meaningful donation beginning at $5,000, you can receive recognition, promote good will and champion the way for the protection of America's horses.

The release of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES' is anticipated to make a huge impact for America's horses now and for generations to come. 
The opportunity to take advantage is short, but the benefit of good will and recognition will go on for generations to come. Take part and become a Sponsor today!  



Make a pledge today with this easy on-line pledge form. Click here to request details about Sponsorship opportunities.  

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SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is an educational project under Wild for Life Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines.  Donations to Wild for Life Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.