Monday, July 8, 2013


For Immediate Release
A Fusion of Contemporary Fashion and Compassion

BENTLEE WEAR FASHION SHOW to benefit Wild for Life Foundation and AID in SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES

The First Annual Benefit Fashion Show brings the excitement and glamour of Hollywood to the picturesque backdrop of CARLSBAD seaside community. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Carlsbad British Motorcars.

Headlining the event will be celebrity designer to the stars JONATHAN A.LOGAN, whose clients include Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Brad Pitt and featuring the collections of local favorites BENTLEE WEAR and KARLENE KELLER.

Featuring Life Auction including authentic celebrity autographed movie posters from Saving America's Horses by Willie Nelson, Linda Gray and Ken Wahl.

WHERE: Carlsbad British Motorcars, 2598 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008


Admission includes complimentary wine, Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Guests will be treated to live runway fashion show from these designers preceded by red carpet arrivals to begin at 6 p.m.

Awards presentation at 7:30PM, honoring Cate Crismani of True Cowboy Magazine, Bing Bush, Jr. Equine Attorney, Del Mar & horsewoman/philanthropist Kimme Black of Santa Rosa Valley, for their support in the fight to protect America's horses from cruelty. Katia Louise, President of Wild for Life Foundation and director/ producer of the movie Saving America's Horses will appear and present the Wild for Life Foundation’s Lifetime Equine Refuge Award of Excellence, the Saving America's Horses Wild Awareness Award and the Wild for Life Foundation Equine Protection Award.

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”. But what most people may not realize is that Calamity Cate charitably donates a tremendous amount of exposure to many equine welfare organizations that work tirelessly for the protection of horses in need. Cate is also a Good Will Ambassador of SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES.

Bing Bush, Jr. is one of the Thoroughbred industry’s most prominent and well respected equine attorneys; named a Good Will Ambassador to WFLF’s SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES. Bing Bush, Jr. seeks to raise awareness as a voice from within the equine community. "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 Safeguard American Food Exports Act." — Bing Bush Jr., equine attorney

Lifelong horsewoman, philanthropist, Kimme Black, is a long time supporter of Saving America’s Horses, and the Wild for Life Foundation, she is an avid supporter the equine rescue community and beyond. Kimme works in areas of science and philosophy and a former theatre director, choreographer for countless production companies including Columbia Pictures. Ms Black also provides pro bono services in music, art, and theater for children with learning and behavioral differences.

With high-end fashion display through philanthropy as the overall theme of the event, BENTLEE WEAR is committed in giving back to deserving non-profit organizations to maximize its awareness potential. This year, WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION will be the beneficiary of the event, a grassroots volunteer based organization whose mission is to save, protect and preserve wild and domestic horses. By hosting this event, BENTLEE WEAR aims to be a leading voice and inspiration to infuse creativity and generosity to the audience at large.

“We’re excited about this fabulous event,” said Matthew Brown, “I hope that everyone that attends will not only be entertained but be made aware of what is happening to our wild and domestic horses in America. I’m humbled to partner with WFLF to produce this event and bring this much needed awareness to Carlsbad and the surrounding communities.”

Click here to Get Tickets:
Show Hot Line: 760.500.2681


Los Angeles, CA
July 7, 2013
Press Contacts:
Mathew Brown
Kate Dudley:

July 2013 Horse slaughter Issue Update

Los Angeles, July 6, 2013,
The U.S.D.A. has given the green light for the gruesome practice of horse slaughter to resume on U.S. soil despite the fact that it puts people and horses in harm's way.

How can the USDA approve horse slaughter inspections when the FY14 Agriculture Appropriations bill currently includes the defunding language? 

The FY13 Agriculture Appropriations as signed by President Obama, March 26, 2013, did NOT include the defunding language... and that is bill which is still currently in place. The 
FY14 Agriculture Appropriations bill has not yet been fully passed. However the defunding language is now imbedded into The White House Budget therefore when the FY14 budget passes so will the likelihood of probable inspections for equine slaughter.

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. A former ban on the spending of taxpayer dollars for USDA inspections of horse slaughter, had helped to keep foreign special interests from slaughtering our horses inside the U.S. The  inclusion of that defunding language in the appropriations bill was however quietly stripped in Nov 2011, leaving America's horses virtually unprotected. The bill sat idle through 2012 and in January 2013 the House simply carried over the existing language - therefore the 2013 bill does NOT include the defunding clause.

Watch and share this new PSA series from WFLF, "International Health Alert" and "Duped", the U.S. horse slaughter cover-up puts people and horses in harm's way.

Now more than ever, we need to multiply support and momentum to help the horses.  Stand with Us and stand united for the horses

Join the Saving America's Horses Initiative by pledging to keep the safety and the welfare of America's horses 1st. The Saving America’s Horses Initiative strives break the cycle of animal cruelty for America’s horses through cultivating action and inspiring social change for the protection of equines from abuse, cruelty and gruesome death.

If you oppose horse slaughter - “SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is a scorched earth weapon aimed at incinerating the lies and ending horse slaughter with laser sharp truth...  An intelligent, powerful film... it's agent Orange to the lying, malevolence and greed that continue to exact a terribly cruel toll on horses and people. Please support this film,” -Paula Bacon, former mayor, Kaufman, TX .

Support the powerhouse documentary "Saving America's Horses" to help get this important film out to the public, onto TV and DVD.

More ways to help:
Call the main Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the office of your state representative.. Urge them to strongly SUPPORT the defunding of horse slaughter inspections.  Also urge your state representatives to support the protective federal legislation: The Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 is a Bi-Partisan Bill that will protect the people and the horses

Call the White House at 202-456-1111 and ask the President to take a stand against horse slaughter.

Learn more: 

In a nutshell:
Proponents of slaughter argue that it would be better to slaughter horses in the U.S. where we can supposedly insure their humane treatment.  But numerous governmental reports and undercover investigations show that USDA inspections fail to stop insidious abuses from taking place inside our 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.  
In the absence of a federal ban, over 100,000 American horses are shipped across federal borders to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada each year and from there the horse meat is shipped primarily to the EU. America’s horses are treated with many substances known to be toxic to humans; substances that can be lethal when ingested by humans, and many of which have been banned from the human food chain in most countries. 

Support the protection of America's horses from the barbaric cruelty of slaughter...  Contact your U.S. senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., today to ask them to cosponsor the SAFE Act. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act is pending bill that if passed would ban horse slaughter in the U.S. as well as shipping horses to other countries to be slaughtered for human consumption. This bipartisan legislation, if passed will protect people and horses and would end the possibility of U.S. horse slaughter once and for all.


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Monday, July 1, 2013

New Partnership to Help Rescue Horses in Need

Riverside, CA, June 30,2013, Wild for Life Foundation Lifetime Equine Refuge (WFLF-LER) is pleased to announce its new partnership with Liston Stables to help give a second chance to rescue horses in need.

WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge provides direct rescue and sanctuary services to equines in need throughout the Greater Los Angeles areas and into San Diego. "We are thrilled to partner with the Liston Stables, Riverside, CA," says Katia Louise, president WFLF- LER. "This new collaboration will enable the expansion of WFLF's Second Chance program which serves to retrain and re-home rescue horses that have completed their rehab -- and will alleviate the strain of housing for rescue horses in need as they heal and prepare for their new lives in caring and compassionate homes.

We hope that you will be able to help support the successful transition and re-homing of rescued equines through WFLF's Second Chance Fund by donating stable space, professional services, feed or even by making a kind donation. Your support will help save lives.

WFLF-LER is honored to partner with caring members of the equestrian community in giving back to America's horses. If you have room in your barn and your heart for just a couple more, you can make a big difference by providing foster care services. If you are interested in helping out by providing in-kind services or goods, or volunteering your time to help with feeding, or housing, or training for rescue horses in need, please reach out to us directly at the Wild for Life Foundation's Lifetime Equine Refuge.

We also invite you to join WFLF's Safe Haven Network. Together with your kind assistance we can provide more at risk equines with a second chance at life.

Liston Stables is a private boarding facility located in Riverside, CA.  Liston Stables provides top quality boarding, training, lessons, clinics and custom care programs for all types of riders ~ English, Western, Jumping & Pleasure Riders, with Dressage training and instruction available onsite.

Lifetime Equine Refuge (WFLF-LER) is the equine rescue program under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), a 501 (c)(3) all volunteer nonprofit charity committed to saving, protecting and preserving equines across the nation. We are dedicated to providing lifesaving stewardship to horses in need, and strive to engage the public in learning experiences that inspire lifelong care and humane treatment for equines. Wild for Life Foundation achieves these objectives in part through hands on rescue and the provision of emergency medical care, feed, shelter and sanctuary for at risk equines. We facilitate and provide the emergency rescue and placement of all equine breeds on a national level.
Click here to learn more about Liston Stables.
Click here to visit WFLF's Lifetime Equine Refuge website.