Saturday, February 1, 2014

News and Updates: February 2014


Feb 1, 2014

News and Updates 

January brought some very good news for horses.. The U.S. Congress reinstated the defunding language in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (aka the Omnibus Bill). The language effectively bans the slaughtering of horses by preventing the U.S. Department of Agriculture from expending funds to place inspectors in horse slaughter facilitates through the year 2014.  The Act cleared the Senate on a 72-26 vote after gaining House approval a day earlier by a vote of 359-67, and was signed into law on January 17, 2014 by President Obama.

USDA inspectors are required by federal law for the plants to operate in interstate commerce and effective the defunding language ensures no horse slaughter facilities can open in the United States.  The defunding language had been in effect every year since 2006, but removed in 2013.

The Wild for Life Foundation and the Saving America's Horses Initiative urges Congress to pass the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, which would place a permanent federal ban on horse slaughter in the U.S. and prohibit America's wild and domestic horses from being exported across federal borders for slaughter.
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Update on SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES, the movie:
"Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" is a multi- international award winning documentary film, successfully released to the big screen bi-coastally, recognized by the Academy.  It's a powerful podium for animal welfare worldwide and go-to resource for journalists and news outlets seeking to find substantiated documentation and well-researched, shocking statistics regarding the illegal and fraudulent sale of equines for slaughter, and the very real possibility of their extinction in the wild. With your support, we are continuing this important work in order to bring this extremely compelling film resource to the widest audience possible, including the long anticipated DVD release.

Now see "Make That Change" the latest, most inspiring trailer from SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES - shining the light of hope, justice and freedom for America's horses and featuring the cast from the movie.

WFLF invites Corporate Leaders to Sponsor the Saving America's Horses national tour of public showings and educational presentations universities, schools and libraries community leaders ...and onto television/ cable. Financial support is tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

At Wild for Life Foundation - Saving America's Horses we build connections between people and animals through community enrichment and social engagement. Through education, rescue, sanctuary, the arts and sciences, Wild for Life Foundation informs, inspires, and empowers the public for the greater good in saving, preserving and protecting wild and domestic equines and their significant roles in our world's ecosystem and history; for a better world now and for generations to come.

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