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Leadership with Passion and Integrity:
Founder, President and Volunteer Executive Director of Wild for Life Foundation, Katia Louise, of Sioux descent, is a specialist in Animal Welfare and Wildlife Preservation with a professional background in rescue, marine and environmental sciences, emergency and crisis support.
Lifelong horsewoman, Katia Louise is also the international award winning filmmaker of SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED. Her research, findings and presentations have raised the bar for animal welfare in the U.S., elevated the sense of urgency for these issues, and have united animal advocates globally. Ms Louise’s work has been featured in international news publications, syndicated news and documented in the award winning film, SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED, the transcripts of which have been invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Research Library collection.
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Founded in July, 2008, Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) grassroots volunteer based nonprofit charity established to prevent cruelty to animals. Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide safe harbor for at risk animals, providing the space, natural habitat and quality of care which they deserve. WFLF is internationally recognized as a leader in animal welfare-- among our greatest concerns are imperiled wild horses and burros, abused, neglected and slaughter bound wild and domestic equines, the organized inhumane exploitation of equines including their use as food and fiber, and the inadequate standards of protection for the equine population as a whole. WFLF is dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through rescue, rehabilitation, education and sanctuary. The WFLF provides programs with a focus on community enrichment through nature based animal friendly activities, including robust equine assisted programs for active duty military, veterans and their families, disadvantaged youth and others in need. We save the lives of distressed, displaced and victimized animals whose healing hearts enhance the lives of people.
We aim to integrate culture and the arts with humane values to elevate conscience, inspire compassion and reduce the suffering of animals.
We are an all volunteer charity including staff, CEO, Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Honorary Board Members whose contributions of time and talent are all donated.
Wild for Life Foundation’s vision is to nurture, preserve and promote a compassionate human-animal bond by giving back to the animals and the environment which all life depends. Through the Wild for Life Foundation’s diverse educational and wellness activities we seek to build compassion and positive life skills to foster symbiotic environmental stewardship through a healing partnership with animals.
In 2012, we began development of our vision for the new millennium, the western regional animal sanctuary and preserve plan comprised of natural habitat preserves, rescued captive wildlife and companion animal sanctuaries. We seek to save more lives and further educate and engage the public through the acquisition of land held in perpetuity for the provision of lifelong sanctuary for captive wildlife and companion animals in need.
The Wild for Life Foundation endeavors to provide engaging programs built on healing and trust that connect people, animals and nature. From animal rescue, sanctuary and wild horse preserves, to therapeutic activities, the arts and sciences and a variety of equine learning programs, the opportunities are endless for individuals, students, organizations and philanthropic business programs to conduct community service projects, integrate culture, the arts with humane values that elevate conscience and inspire compassion.
Wild for Life Foundation’s educational film project, "SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED" is an inspirational social action tool for promoting wild horse conservation and preservation initiatives, strengthening natural partnerships between people and horses, and supporting the prevention of equine cruelty.
It's a powerful feature documentary film with a deeply passionate look into the world of both wild and domestic horses; their connection to our history and the future of humanity.
"A provocative rallying cry for justice and integrity" - THE QUAD CINEMA, NYC "Outstanding" - LA SPLASH MAGAZINE "Impassioned" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Shocking statistics… "A searing indictment" -VARIETY "Filled with facts" - NY TIMES “A broad and balanced spectrum of opinion through interviews with veterinarians, trainers, policymakers and celebrity horsemen” - ABOUT.COM
Viewers venture across America’s breathtaking landscapes to witness the magnificence, power and free spirit of one of America’s most treasured icons, the horse. The film "contrasts shots of noble, beautiful, galloping animals... with well-researched, shocking statistics." –VARIETY.
SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES highlights 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 human consumption.
Cast: Linda Grey, Tippi Hedren, Paul Sorvino Ken Wahl and Willie Nelson.