Katia Louise
Katia Louise and Cheyanne

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Compassionate and Devoted Champion for the Protection of Animals

"With human encroachment on natural habitats a constant feature of our modern world, America's wild and historic Mustangs are quickly loosing their Native home lands. As the remaining number of Wild Horses in the U.S. nears extinction, education and appreciation through the protection of Mustangs and Burros in the wild and in natural sanctuary environments becomes tantamount to their survival as a species. America’s Wild Horses cannot be reproduced once they are gone."

- Katia Louise, Founder, President, Volunteer Executive Director- The Wild For Life Foundation

Can we preserve and protect one of America’s most iconic species before they become extinct in the wild and reverse the degradation to open rangelands caused by their removal? Can we reduce the 1% of the 9 million domestic horses deemed as surplus by curbing breeding practices? Can we reverse the negative impact that slaughtering horses takes against the US Gross Domestic Product in which live horses otherwise contribute over $112.1 BILLION to a year, by implementing responsible management practices & reabsorbing the tiny fraction of any surplus population back into the equine communities? Can we find harmony with animals and nature amongst the competing interests of agriculture, industry, energy, public land acquisition, recreation and urban sprawl?

At the turn of the century there were millions of wild horses on the open range, but independent studies of the Bureau of Land Management’s data indicates there may now be less than 15,000 in the entire United States. There are over 200 million acres of rangelands in the U.S. where these horses could roam freely, but they are quickly being eliminated by the same governmental agencies that claim to protect them. Unless action is taken, America’s wild equids will continue to vanish – a potentially catastrophic scenario for generations to come.

Wild horses that once roamed America's open rangelands are being eliminated by the Bureau of Land Management, despite existing federal laws that were passed with overwhelming support by the public. It costs the American tax payers at least $5,000,000 (MILLION) in taxpayer dollars every year to subsidize foreign-owned horse slaughter plants. Documented evidence clearly illustrates a long history of detrimental environmental and economic impacts where horse slaughterhouses once operated.

Resounding evidence of unspeakable cruelties, egregious violations and a lack of enforcement by the USDA in U.S. slaughterhouses led Congress to the defunding of USDA inspections in 2007. That protective language was later quietly stripped from the annual appropriations bill in Nov 2011 by the powerful pro-slaughter lobby which is working at lightning speed to reopen horse slaughter plants in the U.S. If action is not taken, the torturous agony caused to U.S. horses once they are designated as food animals will continue to escalate – a potentially devastating situation for America’s horses and to people on a global level.

Through her movie, SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES, Katia Louise introduces hope as the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act which are meant to protect them are left virtually worthless, and as the Bureau of Land Management exterminates the last of America’s wild horses and burros in the wild, and thousands of wild and domestic equines are systemically mistreated, removed, and transported for human consumption abroad.

Timing is pivotal, with the ongoing elimination of our wild horses from the rangelands and the escalated push by foreign investors to reopen horse slaughter plants in the U.S.; more and more horses are at risk of cruel and barbaric slaughter.

Learn more: www.SavingAmericasHorses.org


   
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