Friday, April 20, 2012

Landmark documentary marks 2012 milestones

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES
News Release
April 30, 2012 (updated May 1st, 2012)

Landmark documentary marks milestones; as it moves to position its public release into the mainstream

What's the buzz about SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie? It's spellbinding impact on its viewers to engage, unite and take action for the protection of America's horses from barbaric elimination and slaughter.

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is winning multiple international awards as it continues to showcase through the festival circuit, but behind the scenes, its team of dedicated supporters are working to position the most powerful public release possible in effort to bring it's spellbinding impact into the mainstream.

First Quarter Milestones 2012: 
Jan. 11th:  A new Ambassador to Saving America’s Horses! Wild for Life Foundation welcomes Calamity Cate Crismani as an Ambassador to “Saving America’s Horses”. Calamity Cate is recognized the world over as the publisher of True Cowboy Magazine, a dedicated advocate for the horses and also as one of the key speakers in the landmark film “Saving America’s Horses”. The prestigious recognition of a Good Will Ambassador to Saving America's Horses is an honor bestowed upon a compassionate equine spokesperson that contributes to the project via in-kind or financially in a manner to significantly help propel the wide public release of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES.
Jan. 17th:  Educate and Inspire with Saving America's Horses brochures. The front side of the print Brochure boasts a beautiful landscape with wild horses and the descriptive content captures the essence and  intrigue of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie. The back side is completely educational and includes key Facts that Refute the 7 Most Common Myths about Horse Slaughter and information on the protective legislation. The Brochures can be ordered through your local printer by emailing us with a request for the print artwork.



Feb. 1st: New Heroes for Horses help unveil SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES Billboards!  Wild for Life Foundation announces the unveiling of the new "SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES" BILLBOARDS! The SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES billboards display a beautiful landscape with wild horses filmed at Return to Freedom's Wild Horse Sanctuary during the making of this life changing film. Helping us to launch this exciting endeavor is David Goldstein, President/CEO of Anchor Advertising Agency, Inc. of the Greater Philadelphia Area. Contact us now to help sponsor a beautiful SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES Billboard in your local community today.

Feb 5th: Wild for Life Foundation launches new visual tools to raise awareness; SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES car door magnets, window decals and bumper stickers help to save, protect and preserve America's horses.

Feb. 13th: Animal Law Coalition joins in the release of Facts that Refute the 7 Most Common Myths about Horse Slaughter, a powerful new tool by Wild for Life Foundation for the protection of equines from cruelty in the U.S. The report provides dynamic talking points that directly counter the onslaught of misinformation triggered by the lifting of the defunded USDA horse slaughter inspections in November 2011.

Feb 21st: Private Advance Screening of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES in Rancho Santa Fe stuns Del Mar Thoroughbred owners and breeders. The screening was hosted by Linda Harris and prominent equine attorney Bing Bush Jr. Guests were moved by the sobering impact of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES. Bing Bush Jr. addressed the urgency for all horsemen and horsewomen to do more to ensure that our beloved horses are protected. “I urge the leaders in the Thoroughbred industry to set an example for the rest of the industry to actively get behind SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie, and support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act."

Feb. 27th:  TV Show “LIVING YOUR DREAMS” Spotlights SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES. Television viewers get a peek behind the veil at one of America’s dirtiest little secrets when LIVING YOUR DREAMS puts the topic of horse processing and wild horse round ups under the spotlight.Show Host Mara Brown interviews guest speakers, Katia Louise, President of Wild for Life Foundation and Cate Crismani, Publisher of True Cowboy magazine.

March 1st: WFLF Study Reveals Disturbing Number of U.S. Thoroughbreds Slaughtered Each Year.  The Case Study, co-authored by Katia Louise and Jo Anne Normile was conducted on the number of Thoroughbreds that die at slaughter annually and is based on data published by the U.S. government and the Jockey Club. The findings represent a detailed portrait of the U.S. Thoroughbreds slaughtered in the years 2002 through 2010, as compared to annual Thoroughbred foal crop. According to the study, an amount equal to 70% of the annual Thoroughbred foal crop, on average, die at slaughter each year.

March 6th: Prominent Equine Attorney Bing Bush, Jr. Named Good Will Ambassador to SAVING  AMERICA’S HORSES. Bing Bush, Jr., one of the Thoroughbred industry’s most prominent and well respected equine attorneys, has been named a Good Will Ambassador to WFLF’s SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES, the nation’s voice for the protection of equines from cruelty. In accepting this prestigious position, Bing Bush, Jr. will be seeking to raise awareness as a voice from within the equine community. “My unexpected awakening by SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES has made an indelible impression that has moved me deeply to act as best as my resources allow to ensure that everyone is truly educated about this issue and the solutions which all deserve.” — Bing Bush Jr., equine attorney
 
March 23rd: AATV's Debra Lopez interviews filmmaker Katia Louise about SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES and what inspired her to create the film, plus Katia's response to the recent public outcry from American’s regarding the recent appropriations Bill H.2112 which effectively lifted a five-year ban on horse slaughter inspections in the U.S. 

March 29th: Wild for Life Foundation announced its all new info-graphic for the Saving America's Horses Initiative. "15 Things to know about Horse Slaughter" puts the data that people need to know in an easy to understand way with visual displays that can be seen rather than read." "It's the "data viz" as the cool kids call it and we hope to see it go viral", says Katia Louise, Director, Saving America's Horses. The eye catching tool can be linked and posted on to Facebook straight from the SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES movie site so that social networking groups can share it far and wide.

SAH @ 2012 American Equine Summit
April 1st: Saving America's Horses' cast members, Paula Bacon, John Holland, Susan Wagner, Jo Anne Normile, Dr. Lester Friedlander and Katia Louise appear and speak at the 2012 Equine Summit in Albany, New York, where a private screening of the feature film, "Saving America's Horses" was presented. The summit and the screening were a major success.

April 3rd: The featurette of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES premiered to attendees of the Summit of the Live Horse in Oklahoma City, and thanks to a generous donation by Simone Netherlands of Respect 4 Horses, www.SavingAmericashorses.org is receiving attention and exposure on the "Stop Slaughtering Us" billboard in Oklahoma City, OK.

April 5th: Award winning international recording artist singer/songwriter Ronnie Nyles, joins Animal Fairy Charities to release the single “Wild & Free” with all proceeds being donated to Wild For Life Foundation in support of the film "Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed. Lending her riveting vocals and writing talents Ronnie helps to raise support for the preservation of our wild horses on the open range and the protection of all America's horses from barbaric slaughter with a thought provoking song entitled “Wild & Free”.


April 11-15th:  SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES takes Kansas City Film Fest by Storm and wins the highest 5 STAR votes by a landslide -- it was the most popular and talked about film in the KC Film Festival. Former mayor Paula Bacon and cast member/ former Chief USDA Inspector Dr Lester Friedlander stave supercell storms to join filmmaker Katia Louise in MO for the Kansas City's premiere of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES. Thanks to a generous donor, the SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES' promo spot played at the top of every movie all week long, putting America’s horses front and center.

April 15th: Fans and supporters help SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES to go viral! The impact was off the charts," says filmmaker Katia Louise.  "The tremendous buzz about the horses rippled through the festival and with the support from fans and horse advocates our reach to the public more than tripled in just a few days on the internet." Supporters are urged to keep sharing, posting and inviting your friends to the Saving America's Horses movie page at FB. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-Americas-Horses/91817751967

Ady Gill, Linda Redman, Mara Brown, Katia Louise, Cate Crismani
April 21st:  Private Industry Screening of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES in Los Angeles sweeps viewers off their feet, empowering them and inspiring them to get involved on behalf of the horses. The screening was hosted by Ady Gill in the private screening theater of American High Definition. Wine and hors d'oeuvres were sponsored by Rosenthal Estate Wines and MCafĂ©. The film screened to a full house and guests lingered for hours after the showing as they formed new bonds and discussed ways to take action for the protection of America's horses from barbaric elimination and slaughter.

May 1st: SUCCESS! Saving America's Horses successfully met the GlobalGiving challenge! But it would not have happened without your kind and generous support! In going above and beyond to spread the word on behalf of this project, it was your support that made all the difference. We are working to bring this important landmark film coast to coast and the GlobalGiving fund raising platform will help us to reach a new global audience of supporters. Thanks to your support SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES Coast to Coast has a permanent place on GlobalGiving to help save and raise awareness for a nation of horses now and into the future. 
 

Learn more about SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES at www.SavingAmerica'sHorses.org 

Link to PDF: http://www.savingamericashorses.org/Landmark-documentary-marks-2012-milestones-04-30-12.pdf

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