JOIN US FOR A WILD HORSE & BURRO FREEDOM RALLY
WHEN: Friday, July 2, 2021. 8:30-11:30 a.m. MST
Protesters should plan to begin showing up between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: South steps of Utah State Capitol
350 North State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114 :
CLICK HERE FOR MAP/PARKING
KEYNOTE ADDRESS by actress KATHERINE HEIGL
Actress Katherine Heigl, Animal Wellness Action, Center for a Humane Economy, Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, Red Bird Trust, Wild Horse Photo Safaris, and the Cloud Foundation, have announced a rally to be held on Friday, July 2nd, 8:30-11:30 MST. on the south steps of the Utah State Capitol to raise public awareness of the plight of Utah’s famed Onaqui wild horses, who face a devastating mass helicopter roundup beginning July 12 that will send the majority of the herd to an uncertain future. Heigl and leaders of the groups involved will speak to rally attendees.
Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies, and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.
The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.
The Center for a Humane Economy (“the Center”) is a non-profit organization that focuses on influencing the conduct of corporations to forge a humane economic order. The first organization of its kind in the animal protection movement, the Center encourages businesses to honor their social responsibilities in a culture where consumers, investors, and other key stakeholders abhor cruelty and the degradation of the environment and embrace innovation as a means of eliminating both.