The last two months have been extremely busy ones for the CANA Team. We have been trying to raise awareness to the upcoming horse slaughter bill. We’ve been urging everyone to reach out to their senators and tell them to vote against the horse slaughter bill. Our bill board on time square, our coalition, and our recent interview on MSNBC was all to raise awareness and urge the people. For those who are not aware of the issue, the senate appropriators have stood against horse slaughter (as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill.) Now the senate and the house will begin negotiations on which items will be in the final version of the bill, when they go into conference sometime before December 15th. At this point we want to thank all of those who reached out to their senators and joined us in the fight to make sure horse slaughter remains illegal. But the fight is not over; we now want to urge everyone to reach out to their reps in the house.
If there’s anything we have learned in these last couple of months; it is if we come together as a unified voice, we have a better chance of being heard. Our founder Manda Kalimian was recently honored by the Long Island Press. This event was an award dinner for women who are making changes in the world. Manda being honored at this event was a huge step in the right direction. It is shedding light to the foundation and allowing us to bring awareness to people who may not be aware of this issue. The first step in making change is leading by example, and we here at CANA will continue to do absolutely all we can to not just talk about these issues but actively offer solutions.
A lot of the time when there is no force backing an issue people tend to let it fall by the wayside. But when people come together in solidarity and show that there is a unified voice speaking against certain issue it is taken more serious. We appreciate all the support we have gotten from the community along with other horse foundations and advocacy groups. CANA along with a group of other foundations and advocacy groups have gone as far as taking out an ad in Politico! This is to make sure our representatives in DC know there are people out here that are fighting for our wild horses.
Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Let’s be a nation that is defined by the fair and just treatment of all living things. To find out more on the bill and all things concerning our wild horses log on to our website at www.canafoundation.org.
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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