Jan 31, 2015
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. --Sharon Ralls Lemon
Photographing Horses To Save Their Lives
They are the symbol of the American West -- strong, resolute, assured. And yet, nearly 150,000 wild horses are sent to slaughter each year in the U.S. Though, The Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 was intended to protect them, an increase in cattle interests has caused their allocated territory to diminish. Until recently, their plight has gone largely unnoticed. But, thanks to the efforts of Christy Whitney, founder of the Unwanted Project, their story is finally being heard. Read how the passion of one talented photographer is helping to give these noble beings a new lease on life. [more...]
Take Action:There are many ways in which we might use our talents of service of others. Take time today to assess how your individual strengths might be leveraged for the benefit of a community project or group.