Before I started the national campaign to end horse slaughter in 2001, I spent time at auctions, watching kill buyers at work at auctions in Pennsylvania and Ohio; I followed single- and double-deck trucks crammed with horses on their ... Read More
January 27, 2018Cory Golden
Not long after their first phone conversation about a still-unfolding crisis involving hundreds of horses in South Dakota, Patricia Griffin-Soffel and Neda DeMayo adopted a mantra: Leave no horse behind. Last October, having learned about a whistleblower’s report of horses neglected at the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros ... Read More
May 31, 2017AnnieFannie
Amber Midthunder
Actor and Return to Freedom youth ambassador Amber Midthunder stars in the FX series “Legion,” which premieres at 10 p.m. EST / PST on Feb. 8. In the series based ... Read More
February 8, 2017AnnieFannie
Laura Allen-Bold
The hearts of the Return to Freedom team go out to the family and friends of Laura Allen-Bold, whom we were privileged to know as a dedicated advocate for wild horses and talented photographer. Laura died December 23, 2016, at age 52. ... Read More
January 31, 2017AnnieFannie
What's it like to be a volunteer at Return to Freedom's American Wild Horse Sanctuary? Let Lisa Drittenbas, who recently spent time at RTF, tell you all about it: My very first day as a volunteer started with a ride on the Kubota to the upper field with Jay, one of ... Read More
January 17, 2017AnnieFannie
Return to Freedom
This summer, Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary hosted a dozen terrific work-study volunteers from Europe, Canada and the United States. Samantha Asher, Josephine Blossfield, and Karen Schellekens often spent long days preparing and providing special feeds and homeopathic remedies to our special needs horses and burros, making daily checks ... Read More
September 8, 2016AnnieFannie
Randy Helm was born to be a cowboy, and not just because he cuts a classic profile in leather boots and a ten-gallon hat. A fourth-generation Arizonan, Helm, 62, grew up on ranches, tending crops and cattle and training horses. There was a stint in the Air Force and a ... Read More
July 13, 2016AnnieFannie
Return to Freedom
Beckmen Vineyards is partnering with Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary, for a fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Billed as The Tonic of Wildness, it will be a day to celebrate and raise much-needed funds for the sanctuary. The winery will introduce its Red Roan Wild Blend, ... Read More
July 10, 2016AnnieFannie
Ginger Kathrens, founder and volunteer executive director of the wild horse advocacy organization The Cloud Foundation, testified Wednesday at a House Subcommittee on Federal Lands oversight that instead of embracing realistic management strategies, the Bureau of Land management and some western politicians have attempted to derail the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming ... Read More
July 10, 2016AnnieFannie