I recently went to visit my grandmother on my father’s side. I’m always ecstatic on these visits due to her wisdom and perspective. At 94 years old she is full of knowledge and insight. I love hearing her stories about how things were back in her day; it’s as if I’m jumping into a time portal as she recounts countless memories from her childhood and young adult years. But this past weekend the conversation was a little different. We spoke about my grandfather who has been gone for ten years now. She showed me countless pictures of the two of them and took me on a stroll down memory lane. While listening to her speak I realized that although she had these memories to look back on nothing could replace her having my grandfather here in the physical.
While sitting there listening to her speak it hit me, what would happen to this beautiful planet if we continue to treat it with this lack of regard? Or what would happen to our wild horses if we continue to slaughter them in the large amounts that we do. I even recalled a time I went to the Bronx Zoo and they spoke about the rhinoceros and how they could be extinct within the next ten years due to them being hunted for their horn and skin. I don’t want to live on a planet where the only recollection of these beautiful things is through pictures and distant memories. Could you imagine a world where we have to show our children pictures of horses, and different animals because they no longer exist? Or natural landmarks that we were once able to view disappearing? At the rate we’re going, our natural monuments and animals will continue to disappear. We all know the cliché saying, “you don’t miss something until it’s gone”, well I hope this isn’t a tune we’ll be singing.
Every year, more than 100,000 American horses are trucked over our borders to be slaughtered for human consumption. (1) These numbers are outrageous and what’s even worse is a lot of people are not even aware of this. And I was always told it’s impossible to correct something if you are unaware of its happening. What we want to do here at CANA is to not only educate the masses on ways to rewild and heal our planet, but also offer a way to do so. It’s easy to make people aware of something, the big thing is offering initiatives that allow people to help make a change. Please visit our website www.canafoundation.org or our Facebook page and see how you can make a difference. Think about the change we can make if we are all working together to achieve the greater good!
About CANA Foundation
CANA Foundation’s mission is to responsibly restore an ecological balance in our environment through specific rewilding initiatives. These projects support harmony between the humans, plants, and animals that inhabit U.S. rangelands and focus on the restoration of our land’s native habitats through natural resources and indigenous species, like America’s wild horses. CANA initiatives work towards long-term, sustainable solutions that prevent further land degradation, protect and preserve wild horse populations, and encourage a beneficial, thriving ecosystem for today and tomorrow.
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