Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New 'Friends to Horses' - saving lives


Morning StarGlow is one of the littlest orphan Navajo foals rescued in October by WFLF's NHRRM. She
is growing and thriving at WFLF’s Lifetime Equine Refuge in CA! As an Ambassador for other desperate horses needing rescue and support, Morning StarGlow is sending out an urgent plea so that more horses like her can be rescued and assured forever safe harbor.

Please join our “Friends to Horses” campaign! We are looking to rally 2,500 horse lovers who are generously willing to donate $10 a month to help us off-set the cost of food, medicine, and shelter for our rescue horses. Each reoccurring 'Friends to Horses' member enables us to continue our meaningful work of saving desperate horses and giving them a second chance at life! Please help spread the word… And thank you for helping us help the horses! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V39Z68TJK6Z4A

You can help us raise the necessary funds to save precious lives by sharing and giving. But time is of the essence. Your donation in any amount will help save lives today!
Please consider making a donation. Click here to make a donation on line.
 

Learn more about Wild for Life Foundation and its Lifetime Equine Refuge program:
http://www.wildforlifefoundation.org/home.html
http://www.lifetimeequinerefuge.org/home.html

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sacred Ceremony to Honor the Mustangs

Feb 3, 2014, Bonsall, CA -Wild for Life Foundation welcomes in the New Year and ‘The Year of the Horse’ with ceremonial blessings for our four-legged relatives, the Horse.

“WFLF is grateful to Spiritual Leader and Elder Daniel Ramos, Navajo, Apache and Yamasee, who has come to lead us in ceremony with blessings for the horses, ” said Katia Louise, Wild for Life Foundation President.  Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) hosted the ceremony in the sanctuary pasture at Horse Spirit Ranch amongst the horses. “It’s time to be walking in the healing,” said young Elder Daniel Ramos.  “These are the grandchildren who have been now brought. They’re with us and it is our place in the world to take care of them, and make sure that their souls and their hearts and their spirits run free.”

"Let us walk in harmony with the Horse," Elder Ramos said. "Our prayers carried forward by the circle bring healing for the horse Nation. And, as the healing of the horse Nation becomes part of our healing and they become part of us."

We invite you to join in our harmonious walk with America's horses and burros as we reflect upon and share great honor for this majestic, indigenous and sacred species. As we lift up the spirit of the horse, we strive to raise awareness in support of the rejuvenation of America's landscapes through restoring America's wild equines to their Native lands. Join us as we elevate respect for the strong emotional bonds shared amongst wild horses and burros; bonds which should preserved and protected.

The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) has proposed an Equine Preserve Plan which utilizes the Diné way of life and the Diné spiritual foundation to create and promote peace and harmony within the Diné community and with the Diné Sacred relative – the horse.  The Sacred obligation and duty to protect the Diné relatives, the Horse and Nature is a fundamental element of WFLF's Equine Preserve Plan.

Most recently the WFLF rescued 38 Native Navajo orphan foals and horses, ages two months to 5 years  old. WFLF rescued these Mustangs from life threatening situations during the U.S. government funded Navajo Nation roundups which the vast majority of Navajo people oppose.

Navajo’s sacred horses and burros, like other countless wild equines across America, have fallen victim to the U.S. Government funded roundups and brutal slaughter, despite the overwhelming opposition by both the Navajo people and the public at large. Over 2,000 Navajo sacred horses have been violently swept up from their Native homelands and sent straight to slaughter since August 2013.

"By helping to save these voiceless, sacred lives, we are also helping to build the awareness for the need to protect America’s wild horses from roundups and slaughter,” adds Ms Louise.  “America’s majestic horses heal our hearts and they can heal the lands.” Through WFLF’s educational outreach programs these Navajo Mustangs will also help to educate and show the world that the re-introduction of equines 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.

The Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is working together with the traditional Navajo people to create an environment that promotes the humane treatment of all animals. “We stand in solidarity with the traditional Navajo people in recognition of their horses and burros as ‘Di’ yin’ Nohooka’ Diné’, Holy Earth Surface People’s Horses,” said Katia Louise, of Lakota Sioux descent.

"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, Nahooka' Diné. "We must create a working solution today so our children won't be fighting amongst themselves tomorrow."

About The Wild For Life Foundation: Lifetime Equine Refuge (LER) is the primary equine rescue and sanctuary program under the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), 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.

Wild for Life Foundation, an all volunteer 501 c3 charity that relies 100% on donations is working around the clock to assure the forever safe harbor for these and other wild and domestic equines. Funds are being raised to pay for needed the horses' most urgent needs including feed, hay and vet medical care. Donations can be made on line and by mail, and are 100% tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

To find out more about Wild for Life Foundation, go to:
www.wildforlifefoundation.org, www.LifetimeEquineRefuge.org, www.SavingAmericasHorses.org
Federal ID No. 26-3052458.

Wild for Life Foundation
19510 Van Buren Blvd, # F3236
Riverside, CA 92508

Media Contact:
Kate Dudley PR
Phone: 310.439.9817
Email: kate@kateduley.com
Photos: Courtesy of the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF)
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Hope for an Unlikely Pair of Deeply Bonded Majestic Icons

RESCUE UPDATE, Jan 29,2014: O’Dakota (aka Koda), a 7 year old Mustang and his devoted 4 year old friend Chaska’, an off-track Thoroughbred were rescued together by Wild for Life Foundation in December, thanks to donations from compassionate people like you. Koda and Chaska were victims of severe starvation and neglect, and they were about to lose their lives.
Koda and Chaska have been getting lots of tender loving care and eating up a storm since their rescue. You can see their transformation – both are putting on weight and regaining their trust in people after losing all hope.
 

You can help assure their continued recovery and forever safe harbor by sharing this story. Donations for Koda or Chaska’s will help pay for their feed, vet and farrier expenses. – 

Lifetime Equine Refuge is the primary equine rescue and recovery program under Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF), an all volunteer 501 c3 nonprofit charity dedicated to saving, protecting and preserving wild and domestic equines through rescue, sanctuary and education.
100% of the funds donated go to the horses most urgent needs.
Click here to give on line.

Follow WFLF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildforLifeFoundation

Visit us at Lifetime Equine Refuge: http://www.lifetimeequinerefuge.org/home.html

Donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Reflections of Harmony - Saving Lives & Raising Awareness

Reflections of Harmony
Saving lives & Raising awareness

As we lift up the spirit of the horse, we strive to raise awareness in support of the rejuvenation of America's landscapes through restoring America's wild equines to their Native lands. Join us as we elevate respect for the strong emotional bonds shared amongst wild horses and burros; bonds which should preserved and protected.

Most recently the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) rescued 38 Native Navajo orphan foals and horses ages two months to 5 years old. They were intercepted from life threatening situations during the U.S. government funded Navajo Nation roundups which the vast majority of Navajo people oppose.  It takes many months for these little orphan foals to heal after losing their Mothers to slaughter, and for the entire herd to overcome the physical and emotional trauma and injuries including shock that they sustained during their capture. 
Orphan foals like
Thunderbird and Takoda who've been deprived of their Mother's milk to nourish and protect them are receiving round the clock care and lots of TLC. But they also need medical care, and nutritious hay, special milk-replacer feeds and immune building supplements to help them recover, then grow and thrive.

The Wild for Life Foundation is partnering together with compassionate indigenous people and community members to create an environment that promotes the humane treatment of all animals.  We invite you to join in our harmonious walk with America's horses and burros as we reflect upon and share great honor for this majestic, indigenous and sacred species.


To help -- Please sponsor a portion of monthly expenses for a rescued Navajo Mustang in need. To give your donation special meaning, include the name of the Mustang of your choosing with your gift. 100% of the funds donated go to the horses' most urgent needs.  Donations are also accepted by mail. Donations in support of the Navajo Horses Rescue and Recovery Project can be made on line and by mail. To learn more and meet these magnificent Native Mustangs please visit our website.

Watch this inspirational video clip as WFLF welcomes the most recently rescued Mustangs to safe harbor in California. See and share the heartwarming bond when a previously separated family of Mustangs reunite. 


The Wild for Life Foundation is grateful to all your generous support for all horses and for what we do. As we embark on 'The Year of the Horse' we invite you to join us in building on each success.  We aim to make this year the best year ever for the safety, protection, preservation and welfare of America's horses.

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News and Updates: February 2014


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SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES


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 ...to universities, schools and libraries ...to 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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