Thursday, July 20, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee passes the Udall-Graham Amendment

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – The Senate Appropriations Committee approves the defunding language which prohibits U.S. Department of Agriculture from hiring horse meat inspectors which in turn prevents horse slaughter plants from being re-opened in the U.S. in the coming year. 


WFLF and Saving America’s Horses applauds the Senate leadership and Appropriations Committee for their continued ‘defunding’ support and is especially grateful to Sen. Tom Udall and the co-sponsors of the amendment which prevents horses slaughter, Sens. Lindsey Graham, Dianne Feinstein, Jack Reed, Christopher Coons, Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen. The Udall-Graham Amendment, introduced by Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), was passed in the full committee by a bipartisan vote and will effectively continue a ban on the gruesome horse slaughter industry on U.S. soil. 

Protection is however still needed for America's horses from the exportation across federal borders where they continue to face gruesome slaughter every day. And the Senate has yet to vote on the BLM/ DOI appropriations proposal regarding the killing and sale of Mustangs and burros - which will take place toward the end of summer. 

You can make a difference by raising awareness and compassion about why wild and domestic horses and burros need protection and the reasons are many. 

Let us be compassionate in our quest to seek compassion from others, especially those who lead our country - our nation of horses and burros are counting on us. They need us more than ever - we are their voice, and they must be heard. 

Learn more: 
wildforlifefoundation.org 
savingamericashorses.org

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lifesaving Hay Donation Drive

July 17, 2017 - The Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) today announced its Lifesaving Hay Donation Drive. The cost to replenish quality hay supplies to feed rescue horses is the single highest expense
for WFLF's lifesaving equine rescue and sanctuary program. On average we purchase 250-265 (100 lb) bales of hay for delivery to feed our family of rescue equines, at an average cost of $3500 every few weeks.

Having crucial hay supplies on hand at all times is what makes it possible to carry out our lifesaving work.  Each and every donation no matter the size, makes a difference - no matter the amount, whether it's a $1 or $100.

WFLF is calling on its supporters to help spread the word and chip in to help feed horses and burros saved from roundups and slaughter today!


Supporters can also help by sharing links to WFLF's lifesaving hay donation drive with their friends and family!

Learn more:
http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/lifesavinghay.html

Thursday, July 13, 2017

America's Horses - Their Future is Our Future

WASHINGTON, DC. , July 13, 2017 - The House Appropriations Committee voted today in support of Budget proposals which would effectively strip protection for horses and burros from slaughter.
HOWEVER, the fight to SAVE America’s Horses is far from over,” states the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF).  Voting on the 2018 Budget proposals will move from the House to the Senate.

“The Senate Leadership has a history of opposing horse slaughter and it’s crucial for the safety and welfare of America’s horses and burros for the Senate to continue upholding their positive support,” added WFLF.

“It’s vital for the people and groups who sincerely care about these animals to demonstrate a strong showing of positive support for the Senate’s long history in opposition of slaughter,” says Saving America’s Horses and WFLF.”

We are a Nation of animal loving people. Every day, through raising awareness and humane education more and more people take an active stand in support the prevention of animal cruelty in America. Compassionate education is key to protecting America’s equines from slaughter.

Despite pro-slaughter propaganda which serves to mislead the public and dismantle needed protection for these animals, results from a 2015 American Horse Publications (AHA) Survey indeed reflect complex relationships between humans and horses, where 67.4% view their horses as family members, and 62.7% view them as companion animals, 57.6% regard them as performance partners, and 55.9% regard them as their best friends. In fact the same survey shows that horse ownership and involvement has stabilized since the recession and is likely to rise. The AHA survey also reveals that a much smaller percentage of horse owners view their horses as an investment, livestock animal or employee.

“The positive growth in meaningful relationships between people and animals in America signals is a huge positive in the movement for protection and preservation of America’s horses,” states Jay Coskie, vice president WFLF. “It’s up to us, to make a win for America’s horses through continued positive change for good,” added Katia Louise, director Saving America’s Horses.

“WFLF and Saving America’s Horses is strongly opposed to the killing of wild horses and burros,”
added Jeanne Sullivan, WFLF BOD. “We are also adamantly against the removal of the protective language which currently restricts the sale of wild horses and burros by the BLM for slaughter.”

“By raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of keeping these protections in place, we can win for the horses,” added Ms Louise. “America’s wild horses and burros need support now more than ever. Together, we are their voice and they need to be heard.”

WAYS TO HELP:
1- Visit our Toolbox and learn why equines must be protected from slaughter. Then help raise awareness by spreading the word in your local community by reaching out to friends, family, neighbors and local leadership members.
2- Visit our Alerts page and learn why wild horses and burros need to be protected in the wild and then raise awareness by sharing the truth in your local community by reaching out to friends, family, neighbors and local leadership members.
3- Stand With Us – Take the pledge to end equine cruelty.
4- Donate to help save and protect horses and burros in need today.
5- Share inspirational and educational banners with your friends and local leaders.

Together, we are their voice and they need to be heard.

Learn more by visiting
www.SavingAmericashorses.org and
www.WildForLifeFoundation.org

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

WILD HORSE AND BURRO ALERT!

JULY 4, 2017, Los Angeles, CA - WILD HORSE AND BURRO ALERT!

45,000+ Wild Horses and Burros Lives at Stake

BLM 2018 PROPOSED BUDGET CALLS FOR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD ALLOW THE
BLM TO SHOOT & KILL WILD HORSES AND BURROS AND ALSO ALLOW THEM TO SELL WILD HORSES AND BURROS FOR SLAUGHTER

The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) and SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES strongly opposes any budget provision that would allow the killing of wild horses and burros, and opposes the removal of the protective language which currently restricts the sale of wild horses and burros by the BLM for slaughter.

BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS by The United States, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) call for approval of proposed provisions that if passed would allow the BLM to exterminate America's wild horses and burros and allow the BLM to sell wild horses and burros for slaughter.

TAKE ACTION:
STAND WITH US TO RAISE AWARENESS. HELP MAKE A WIN FOR THE HORSES & STOP THE KILLING, THE ROUNDUPS AND THE SLAUGHTER

BACKGROUND:
In September of 2016, when public outcry against the recommended killing of 45,000 wild American horses and burros reached mainstream level it caught the attention of some of the most powerful mainstream media outlets. The combination of these factors brought increased exposure to the systemic mistreatment and reckless mismanagement of the wild horses and our public lands. This in turn caused a detrimental backlash of criticism against the government and the BLM.

A flurry of subsequent news reports based on statements by BLM spokespersons then headlined a false positive result for America’s horses which effectively left the public in the dark. For example, reportedly,  “BLM spokesperson, Tom Gorey, said that the agency will continue its current policy of caring for unadopted or unsold wild horses and burros and will not sell or send any animals to slaughter."

WFLF Saving America's Horses' educational alerts inform the public about the facts. As revealed in the SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES documentary film, the BLM has been and continues to be a very powerful proponent of slaughter.

We applaud the many U.S. Representatives in the Senate and the House who continue to support the needed protections for America’s wild horse and burro population. We especially give thanks to Lisa Murkowski, Tom Udall and Dianne Feinstein for their hard work and support in protecting America’s horses from slaughter.

WFLF has produced a series of EDUCATIONAL ALERTS with FACTS THAT REFUTE BLM's MYTHS.  We urge the public not to be duped by the clever and misleading BLM propaganda. Selling the animals ‘without limitation’ or under sale authority effectively strips their protection from abuse and slaughter.

Horses and burros are living symbols of the historic spirit of the West. They contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people. However they are sadly disappearing from the American scene and must be protected.

In May of 2017 the BLM released their 2018 Budget proposing provisions that would strip protections and effectively allow the BLM to shoot & kill wild horses and burros and sell wild horses and burros for slaughter. But by raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of keeping these protections in place, we can win for the horses.  America's wild horses and burros need support now more than ever.  Together, we are their voice and they need to be heard.

WIN FOR THE HORSES! TAKE ACTION! 
Stand With Us - Raise Awareness
Be Informed - Watch the Educational VIDEO ALERTS
Follow us, Like and Share on Facebook 



LEARN MORE:
www.WildforLifeFoundation.org
www.SavingAmericasHorses.org

Monday, June 12, 2017

Giving Thanks

June 12, 2017
We are sharing our gratitude at Wild For Life foundation and Saving America's Horses thanking everyone that helped support our most recent Saving America's Horses's teeshirt fundraiser. Funds raised directly help needy wild and domestic horses and burros served through WFLF. Your support makes a difference for horses in need.