Join us this Sunday for the online Premiere of “Hold Your Wild Horses!”
Over the last 18 months Laura Leigh has been attempting to document the “hands on care” of wild horses. She is compiling the information into a series of videos to condense and share the information with the public.
“Some of the documentation has been released as it happens,” said Laura Leigh, founder of Wild Horse Education and VP of Wild Horse Freedom Federation “however I have found that the ‘bigger picture’ is often hard to follow through the updates. So I am attempting to edit the pieces together in a way that is easier to comprehend.”
Leigh intends to release the videos in one hour segments that focus on areas of concern. The first segment, available for viewing this coming Sunday, will focus on the documentation of the removal of horses from public land and the ongoing battle to obtain meaningful documentation. Subsequent segments will cover the history of herd management (under differing jurisdictions and the public confusion that creates) as well as a segment on the possible future of wild herds on public land if protocols continue unchecked.
“There are many film projects out there,” states Leigh “the objective of this project is not an award at a film festival or nationwide distribution, (this project is not in competition against other film-makers) The objective of this project is simply to raise awareness and the needed funding to keep the documentation and supporting Litigation going.”
(edited to add: there seems to be a “sensitivity” to the way I worded this. The intent is that I am NOT competing with others. I traditionally go out, get documentation and share it immediately. I am NOT asking for funds to enter a “competition” with other film makers. Those projects are valuable but this project is not in competition with them nor is it done for the same purpose. I need help to keep getting the documentation out in the immediate, basically free and used by many sources including free to the other film makers. I am editing the pieces I have into a cohesive version and asking for help to keep doing it. I hope that clears things up).
To view the film on Sunday simply make a donation to Wild Horse Education or Wild Horse Freedom Federation of $25.00 or more and you will receive an email password good for viewing the feature at your leisure anytime on Sunday. Passwords will be sent by 12 am pst Sunday and are good until 12 am Monday.
The BLM has announced their roundup schedule. Ms. Leigh needs work done on the truck to make it safe for winter travel in Surprise, Calico and Pancake. The goal of the initial fundraiser is $800.00 to facilitate repairs and pre-roundup research. Ms. Leigh has done preliminary surveys in several of these areas during her travels in spring and summer. Progress on the fundraiser will be posted on this blog.
Thank you, in advance.
Update on fundraising:
As of 11:42 pm PST on Sunday we have received $562.50 on this fundraiser. $237.50 needed to reach the goal. We will update periodically, thank-you!
$25.00 is a “suggested” donation to receive the link as a “perk” to watch a video in progress.
New Edit Uploading… new passwords sent soon.