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‘Horse Whisperer’ Robert Redford Steps Up to Save Horses From Slaughter

Written by Michelle Kretzer | July 26, 2013

Robert Redford has been passionate about horses his entire life. And he’s equally passionate about keeping them out of slaughterhouses. Together with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, he formed the Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife, a group whose first order of business is to join forces with other animal-advocacy organizations to block proposed horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Iowa.


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In other celebrity news:

  • It’s unlikely that anyone could scrub the smile off Ric O’Barry‘s face right now. The famed dolphin advocate and creator of The Cove was helping to rehabilitate three dolphins whom he had helped free from a Korean aquarium in order to prepare them to return to the sea. But when the netting in their ocean pen tore, dolphin Sampal decided that she was ready to head home. The frantic researchers quickly located her and found that she was with 50 other dolphins, thought to be members of her original pod, and was doing great. Her two friends will soon be released back into the ocean as well.
  • Honey bees have found an ally in another aviator, Richard Branson. The Virgin Group founder and outspoken advocate for a ban on shark finning wrote a piece on his blog explaining that we owe honey bees a debt of gratitude for pollinating a full one-third of our food supply and urged people to help protect the threatened animals.


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And an army of animal allies was letting a little bird do their talking this week:

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  • Kandie Rosales says:

    We stand-by Robert Redford. Finally here’s someone with a voice. There’s a crowd of people waiting for orders. We are here in great numbers to stop the slaughter of horses. It’s hard being poor but I can take care of a couple horses They are lives worth saving.

  • You go Robert Redford! You are a Hero for Horses! Horses appreciate your hard effort!

  • Eszter Ohanovits says:

    I am a horse girl and one of the worst things i know is horse slaughter. People who eats horse meat is not more than heartless. Horses are NOT to kill and than eat up. Horses, like every animals, are our friends and we DON’T EAT OUR FRIENDS!

    • That’s right! Horses have been our FRIENDS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS!! WE CAN’T STAND BY AND WATCH THEM SUFFER! WE HAVE TO HELP ROBERT REDFORD SPREAD THE WORD! WE HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD, BECAUSE ROBERT REDFORD IS COMING!

  • nanci00 says:

    AGAIN.. Thank you Robert Redford for ALL the work you do for ALL animals AND the environment! PRAY FOR THE OBAMA 2014 BUDGET TO BE PASSED! EVERYONE, R or D… It defunds the inspectors and thus will PREVENT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSES FROM OPENING AND…. MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO SHIP OUT OF THE COUNTRY FOR SLAUGHTER. Our horses that serve us deserve a decent death AT THE LEAST!

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