"Equine Voices is honored to be part of Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission’s nationwide effort under the Wild for Life Foundation Safe Haven Rescue Partnership program,” says Karen Pomroy, founder and executive director of Equine Voices. By helping to save these precious orphaned, voiceless, babies’ lives, we will also be helping to build the awareness for the need to protect America’s wild horses from roundups and slaughter.”
"We are proud to welcome Equine Voices as an official WFLF Safe Haven Rescue Partner,” says Katia Louise, filmmaker, founder and president of the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF). “We look forward to a long lasting partnership for the benefit of these and other at risk wild and domestic horses." The four orphan Navajo foals were left stranded during the ongoing Navajo roundups, but were saved by WFLF’s Navajo Rescue and Recovery Mission (NHRRM) through the aid of a Good Samaritan working together with WFLF.
"We are delighted for these orphan Navajo foals who will have an opportunity to grow and thrive under the Wild for Life Foundation and Equine Voices,” says Katia Louise. The Partnership was established for the purpose of providing forever safe harbor for orphan Navajo foals. This is just the beginning for these innocent little babies," adds Ms Louise. "It's going to take months for some of these little ones to heal, build their strength up and overcome the trauma of the roundups." The foals/ weanlings, roughly ages 4-9 months had been orphaned as a result of the U.S. government funded Navajo roundups which the vast majority of Navajo people oppose.
WFLF organized the Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Mission as a collaborative effort to save the lives of these and other majestic and sacred wild horses and burros who have been victimized by the highly contested Navajo roundups. Volunteer rescue members from the WFLF’s Navajo Rescue and Recovery Mission have put their lives on hold to rescue, recover, evacuate and provide care for these survivors; to assure they will never be subject to roundup or slaughter again.
Sadly, more than 1600 wild equines have lost their lives during these US government funded Navajo roundups.
"The horse is our medicine, and has helped us survive many hardships. They must be given respect and honored for their Sacred place within the creation, as they possess the same fundamental right to life as we five fingered ones do," says Leland Grass, Traditionalist, Nohooka' Dine'. "We must create a working solution today so our children won't be fighting amongst themselves tomorrow."
“Working together with the Navajo Elders and Medicine People within the community will be the foundation for right action," adds Katia Louise. "These sacred and majestic horses heal our hearts and they can heal the lands. These four Sacred foals are Ambassadors for the horse nation. Through WFLF they will be helping to educate and show the world that the re-introduction of horses to rangelands, in truth can rejuvenate the environment.”
Craig Downer, BOD Wild for Life Foundation, wildlife ecologist, and author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy” points out that wild horses are a big benefit to the ecosystem. They help to create that very important soil substance known as Humus...which makes the soils more nutrient-rich, adhesive and more retentive to water. This aids greatly in increasing the moisture of soils and elevating the water tables. The manure of wild horses builds the soils and disperses the intact seeds of many species to a much greater degree than cattle and sheep. Wild free-roaming horses also greatly reduce the possibility of catastrophic fires which can sterilize the soils and destroy its seed banks.
About The Wild For Life Foundation: Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving equines through rescue, sanctuary and education. WFLF and its wild horse preservation initiative serves as an educational platform for the protection of wildlife through the provision of long term sanctuary of wild horses and burros removed from America's rangelands. WFLF and its Saving America’s Horses Initiative is an international consortium of scientists, equine welfare experts, researchers, and horse advocates collaborating efforts to promote wild horse conservation and preservation initiatives with a focus on the prevention of equine cruelty. To find out more about Wild for Life Foundation, please visit us on Facebook or our websites at – www.wildforlifefoundation.org , www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org, www.SavingAmericasHorses.org Federal ID No. 26-3052458
About Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary: Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Premarin (PMU) mares and foals from neglect, abuse and slaughter. Equine Voices is a voice for all horses and other equines who cannot speak for themselves, and works to end their senseless abuse, suffering and slaughter. Through education and building community awareness, we are confident we can enlighten the public about the horrors of the Premarin and horse slaughter industries, and be a catalyst for change so these noble creatures are able to live their lives free of abuse, pain and suffering. On the web- http://www.equinevoices.org/horses/
Learn more: http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/navajorescueandrecoverymission.html