Manda Kalimian has always been a horse lover, a horse advocate and maybe most importantly a horse friend, but over the last decade she has taken that advocacy to a whole new level and now she is truly a voice for the horses.
Manda Kalimian, founder of the CANA Foundation, started CANA so she could rescue, rewild and rehome wild horses, but Manda’s work doesn’t just end there. Manda’s vision and hardwork has led CANA to be able to protect horses in 12 western states. She has guided CANA to work closely with sovereign tribal communities and rehome wild horses onto native land – and while all of that is more than enough to keep one woman and one foundation busy, it seems the next stop on her path to save America’s Wild Horses will be Washington, DC.
It all started a few months ago when some seriously dangerous language for America’s Wild Horses ended up in a proposed 2018 U.S. House spending bill. That quietly inserted language actually placed approximately 80,000 of America’s Wild Horses at risk for slaughter. Manda, stepped up as usual and took on one of her most important roles yet, a voice for the horses.
“We obviously leaped into action because there was no other option. While CANA’s mission has always been to reconnect the horses with their families and the land so they can protect and preserve each other, obviously a lift of our nations ban on horse slaughter would be devastating to that mission, America’s Wild Horses, our American landscape, our environmental health and America as a whole,” said Manda Kalimian, President and Founder of the CANA Foundation. “Therefore, there is no option to just sit on the sidelines, if we care about the future of horses and the future of our environment, we must act now.”
So Manda and CANA are asking all of us to join their movement to help save America’s Wild Horses, so we can also save our American habitat and humanity.
“We need to take action now. We need to let our members of congress know that horse slaughter is unacceptable. It’s devastating to America’s Wild Horses, America’s budget and public health,” says Manda Kalimian. “Whether you live in Long Island, NY or in the western plains, were all affected by the plight of wild horses and so is our environment is and our public health.”
CANA is asking everyone to go to their website www.canafoundation.org and click ‘TAKE ACTION’. That link will help you tell your federal elected officials to KEEP THE BAN ON HORSE SLAUGHTER.