"The vast challenges facing America’s wild and domestic equines and their natural habitats are immense. Through your generous contribution of time, resources and talent toward WFLF’s continuing lifesaving mission you will be taking an active role in assuring the preservation and protection for America's horses and burros for generations to come. The Wild For Life Foundation needs and respectfully seeks your support. We can’t do this work without you. You make our healing and lifesaving work possible." - Katia Louise, Founder
- Katia Louise, Director - SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES A NATION BETRAYED, Founder, President, Volunteer Executive Director - WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION
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SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES INITIATIVE
WFLF’s Saving America’s Horses Initiative and its ‘Give Horses Hope’ campaign is dedicated to wild horse preservation and the prevention of equine cruelty through elevating lifesaving stewardship and the healing hearts of horses. The program strives to inspire the public to take a more active role in protecting and caring for wild and domestic horses. Through humane education, the program delivers a broad and balanced reflection of compelling prevention, conservation and preservation ethics—ways that illuminate how letting go of the old can lead to paths of healing and harmonious coexistence.
HUMANION FILMS EDUCATIONAL MULTI-MEDIA
Humanion Films is the educational audio visual documentation and multi-media program under WFLF. Humanion Films' mission is to elevate conscience, inspire compassion and integrate culture and the arts with humane values through the creation of educational media. Humanion Films serves to promote and inspire a richer bond between people, animals and nature, and to nurture a lasting impact on society toward breaking the cycle of animal cruelty by cultivating action and inspiring social change. Wild for Life Foundation's educational award winning film "Saving America's Horses" awakens the moral fabric of humanity. This 90 minute feature documentary released to theaters and soon to be on DVD is a powerful platform with a dynamic reach to horse lovers worldwide. "Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed" is an educational documentary film project under WFLF's Humanion Films, created as an social action tool for people who want to engage. Promoting wild horse preservation initiatives – the prevention of equine cruelty – and to support the return of horse and burro populations to the wild and provide lifelong sanctuary for equines in need. SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES is a central tool in a larger grassroots effort focused on saving this indigenous species for the greater good, and supporting the wildlife and natural ecosystems that depend on them now and for generations to come.
Wild for Life Foundation’s multi-international award winning educational film, "SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED" is an inspirational social action tool for promoting wild horse preservation and protection initiatives, strengthening natural partnerships between people and horses, and supporting the prevention of animal cruelty.
"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
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.
Celebrity Cast: Linda Grey, Tippi Hedren, Paul Sorvino Ken Wahl and Willie Nelson.
"Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed"
FACTS ABOUT EQUINE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION
FEDERAL LEGISLATION Introduced for the 115th Congress
The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Ed Royce (R-CA) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM). This bill would ban horse slaughter in the United States, while ensuring American horses are not exported out of the country for the same purpose.
Learn more about this pending legislation
In the absence of federal protection, over 100,000 American horses are shipped across federal borders to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada each year. What most people don't realize is that 92% of the horses sent to slaughter are sound, young and healthy. These are among America’s finest and brightest horses; champion show horses, Thoroughbred racehorses, summer camp ponies and even wild horses taken from their native lands.
The resounding evidence of how we treat our horses inside the U.S. once they are designated as food animals is chilling. Inside the slaughter pipeline they are systematically beaten, dragged, whipped, crammed into double deck cattle trailers and hauled for days without food, water or rest, many are purposely blinded as a means to force them to succumb to defeat. Until a federal law is passed to ban the slaughter of America’s horses, they will continue to be shipped across federal borders for horsemeat which is sold as a delicacy overseas.
ABOUT USDA INSPECTIONS
USDA inspections must take place on site at each U.S. slaughterhouse in order for its meat product to be legally available for interstate commerce. The ban on the spending of taxpayer dollars for USDA inspections of horse slaughter, keeps foreign special interests from slaughtering our horses inside the U.S. The inclusion of the defunding language in the farm bill is therefore vital to protecting our horses from this insidious cruelty.
The truth is that there is no guarantee of humane treatment for any animalinside America's slaughterhouses. Yet foreign investors and special interest groups want YOUR tax dollars to re-open horse slaughter in the US and they are using every type of trickery available to mislead YOU to do it.
Numerous governmental reports and undercover investigations show that USDA inspections fail to stop insidious abuses from taking place inside US slaughterhouses. Substantial documented evidence reveals egregious violations and a total lack of enforcement by the USDA in U.S. horse slaughterhouses before they were shut down in 2007. If horse slaughter plants are reopened in the U.S., horses will undoubtedly suffer torturous agony on U.S. soil again.
See the US government in action as the truth gets burried
HOW TO HELP:
You can make a difference by urging your Representatives to support the ban of horse slaughter.
The phone number for the Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121 -- just ask to be connected to your state Representative's office.