EQUUS Film Festival Welcomes “PROTECT THE HARVEST” as 2016 Title Sponsor

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New York, NY-(Ammoland.com)-: EQUUS Film Festival, the only horse focused movie, art and literary gathering in America, is proud to name “Protect the Harvest” as the title sponsor of its annual event to be held in New York City on November 17-20 2016.

Protect the Harvest is a non-profit organization that focuses on the betterment of life for all animals, including horses.

Protect the Harvest is a national pro-agriculture coalition founded by Lucas Oil Products, Inc. CEO, Forrest Lucas.

“One of the major concerns of Protect the Harvest is how to protect horses living in the wild,” said Lucas.  “While not everyone agrees on how to do that, many horse lovers agree that we don't want our wild horses dying from starvation or dehydration and that something must be done.”

“We believe that smaller herds will help preserve their freedoms and their health. Opening up a dialogue on how to best solve these issues and protect rangelands is something that needs to be discussed by ranchers and horse lovers.” Lucas said.

“The Wild Horse issue is only one of the many areas that EQUUS Film Festival focuses on and now with the help of Protect the Harvest, we will be able to continue to give the many filmmakers a place to showcase their hard work that has resulted in wonderful films that need to be seen and shared,” commented EFF Founder, Lisa Diersen.

The EQUUS Film Festival also takes a selection of its films to various “tour stops” throughout the year.

“Our goal is to showcase our filmmakers, and this title sponsorship is going to allow a selection of these horse films to be shown at more locations,” added co-organizer Diana De Rosa.

This year's EQUUS Film Festival begins on Thursday night, November 17 with a Welcome Reception where the horse loving public is invited to meet the many filmmakers, authors and artists, (you must reserve your free ticket by going to Eventbrite via the website).

November 18-19 will feature films from noon to 11 p.m. at the Village East Cinema and will include the Li'l Herc two-hour free children's screening.

On Sunday, November 20 the WINNIE Awards will be given out at The Wild Horses of Sable Island Gallery.

For more information, a time schedule about this year's EQUUS Film Festival, and a link to purchasing and reserving tickets, visit the website at www.equusfilmfestival.net.

ABOUT THE EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL:

The annual EQUUS Film Festival, founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen, is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature.

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    RJ
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    RJ

    Very sad that this wonderful film festival has chosen to team up with a group that is more concerned with how to make a profit off animals than how to care and protect them. They see them as something to harvest – it’s right there in their name. What were you thinking?

    Jim Hart
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    Jim Hart

    In the 1980’s there were 18 horse slaughter plants. That is all these pro-slaughter people want, is to reopen a dead market. Horse meat has always been a supply and demand product and there is not, nor will there ever be a market for it in the United States. There are three reasons to boycott Equus, “Protect the Harvest.” and the idea of slaughtering horses in general. The horrific cruelty the horses endure, food safety, the role the horse has played in the rise of this country and the respect that they deserve for it. The horses are transported thousands… Read more »

    Mimi Price
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    Mimi Price

    Thank you Jim Hart for your excellent comment and we’ll stated history of horse slaughter in US. Horses do, indeed, deserve far, far better than what they often get at the hands of humans now. It is all so horribly wrong.

    Mimi Price
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    Mimi Price

    Thank you Jim Hart for your excellent comment and well stated history of horse slaughter in US. Horses do, indeed, deserve far, far better than what they often get at the hands of humans now. It is all so horribly wrong.

    pissed off
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    pissed off

    how dare you team up with the killers of our countrys wild horses and boros for human consumption how can you even think you are right in doing this you just made a lot of enemys to your foundation

    Tracey Williamson
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    Tracey Williamson

    Or Children of the Corn , as I call them. Do your research, horse slaughter ifs a filthy, predatory meat market with horses 18 months to 7 years going to slaughter. So you support the cruelty and horrific death of the animal you benefit from ? Sounds like the AQHA who also is a huge cruelty to horses pusher. EQUUS – I will never even look at your product again. Shame on you.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    The tragic story of America’s mustangs and burros is just another story of corruption of the federal government so that certain picked people can make money, at the expense of all other Americans.

    Jane Cheuvront
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    Jane Cheuvront

    This event is being sponsored by a group is fully in the move for Profit slaughter movement and encourages the slaughter of horse’s Domestic and Wild. This group Protection the Harvest wants nothing more to bring horse slaughter back onto American soil. This group also wants nothing more and would love to see all of America’s Wild Horse’s and Burros to killed ND slaughter so morel Iivestock ranchers can expand and increase Livestock herds onto public lands where wild horses used to live and what remaining horse’s still live today. Equus shame on you for letting this group being involved… Read more »

    Marly Jung
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    Marly Jung

    They are setting themselves up in a foundation to take over the management of the WH&B program and are currently working with Rep Bishop from Utah to include monies for this foundation in the 2017 appropriations bill. They have for many years espoused the same BS of dehydration etc, etc, and the same population explosion BS and the same funny math. They only want the land for the cattle and oil.Smaller herds, the herds can not get any smaller. Currently the ones gathered and the few released are 2/3 stallions and 1/3 PZPed mares, already at a zero population growth.… Read more »

    Donna M
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    Donna M

    Talk about pushing their own agenda, see the comment above. Latest findings indicate that the horse did not go extinct in North America. That makes it a native species. These WILD horses belong to the U.S. people who want them protected and managed on the range. The ‘stupid’ laws referenced were enacted as they are the will of the people, not just a minority interested only in their own needs. Anyone with a basic understanding of math knows that a herd cannot double in size in four years which would mean that every foal survived to breeding age (not possible)… Read more »

    Victory Defense
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    Victory Defense

    Horses are NOT Wild…. they are feral. The propaganda of these “Wild Horse” groups is far far beyond science or facts. They are intimidating Federal rules, policies, officials, and dominating the conversations with emotions, intimidation, and farce. Meanwhile costing the tax payers over $50 MILLION annually for feeding unwanted and unadoptable horses and that number will be into the Billions in about a decade or continued lack of action. These groups don’t have the interests of the horses at heart – they have NO idea about management either of the range lands or the animals themselves. Its an emotional romantic… Read more »

    Marly Jung
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    Marly Jung

    Funny, WE the Wild Horse advocates, are Hunters, Outdoorsmen, Farmers, Ranchers, Educators, Rural, Urban, Land, Water, Air, Animal Scientists, Prospectors,Trainers, Historians. WE are in the Millions, WE are the people and the horses are rightfully ours as is the Public lands that Protect the Harvest and other groups want to dominant. WE may even be your relations (heaven forbid). Respect that. Really!

    Tracey Williamson
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    Tracey Williamson

    Funny thing, the cattle on public lands out number wild horses at least 3 to 1, its actually more, but we will use that for now. Ever watched a horse graze compared to a cow? It is not the horses doing the damage. As far as money goes, the money we loose on welfare ranchers { in the millions} and the 50 million in tax money used per year to slaughter millions of wildlife for the cattle and dairy industries is not in your rant either, curious. Of course hunters, which you obviously count yourself as, have a particular mindset… Read more »

    Mimi Price
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    Mimi Price

    Very well said Tracey Williamson. Thank you for stating reality.

    J.Blais
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    J.Blais

    victory defense you are brain dead. Your welfare ranching practices cost BILLIONS of dollars. the horses were GIVEN the land and cost NOTHING until YOUR sadistic practices force them rounded up and held captive. you are so abusing the American tax payer. I live in a state where I have to buy and purchase and pay taxes on my land. Grow a set of courage sacks and BUY YOUR OWN LAND you freeloader

    J.Blais
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    J.Blais

    Victory Defense (nothing like being afraid to use your real name) you are brain dead. The BILLIONS of dollars used to subsidize your free loading pasture grazing carpet bagging of PUBLIC federal lands pretty much eclipses the few million used to HOLD WILD HORSES captive – on lands they were GIVEN to use freely they cost us nothing. They only cost when your WELFARE RANCHER SELVES decide they need more than 13+ MILLION freeloading head of livestock , that the LESS than 50K wild horses left are eating OUR grass …. fyi wild horses are wild. Their fossils demonstrate this… Read more »

    Denise George
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    Denise George

    Like it or not and legally speaking, any undomesticated horse that is free-roaming (if only short-term) on public land managed by the BLM is legally considered wild (as opposed to other animals such has the javelina boar which are legally considered feral). Therefore they cannot be hunted or harassed. That said, these same horses have not, as a group, been granted “discrete species protection” nor are they considered an endangered species by recent ruling of the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Therefore they cannot be protected along the lines of priority habitat protection for their survival. Really anyone who holds… Read more »

    DHull
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    DHull

    Protect the Harvest has never had the welfare of horses, wild or domestic, on it’s agenda. This organization is proslaughter to the core, not to mention being anti-wild horse…. It is disgusting that Equus Film Festival, which has touted it’s anti-slaughter stance, accepts a sponsor such as Protect the Harvest! Money talks and Protect the Harvest does that walk very well. Horses lose here….EFF cannot be on both sides of the fence regarding this very serious issue of which ALL equines are susceptible!

    km Gregory
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    km Gregory

    ‘Protect the Harvest’??
    This is like a tobacco company sponsoring an American Cancer Society event. Equus Film Festival–what are you thinking?!

    Jeanne B
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    Jeanne B

    Very disturbing that this group is allowed to sponsor this event. They are no friends to horses.