New Documentary, “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” Premiers in New York City, 12/7th

“Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed,” a full length documentary about the plight of America’s wild and domestic equines will have its New York Premier on Friday, December 7th at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan. There will be five showings daily from December 7th – December 13th. For ticket information and details about attending the kick-off reception and opening night party, please click here.

The long-anticipated film has already won top honors at many national and international film festivals. It stars a large and illustrious cast including Paul Sorvino, Willie Nelson and Tippi Hedren. Authors, politicians and respected members of the equine community, including veterinarians, horse industry people and equine protectionists are also featured in the film.  Susan Wagner, Equine Advocates President and Founder is proud to be a member of the cast. The documentary’s director, Katia Louise, shot footage for the film and conducted the interview at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY.

“It is a great privilege to be a part of this extremely important film,” says Wagner. “Horse slaughter must be banned. Saving America’s Horses exposes it and the people behind this unspeakable practice for all the world to see. The film also documents the cruel round-ups by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and that agency’s calculated and deliberate agenda to exterminate America’s precious wild horse and burro herds. The facts surrounding this vital issue have been grossly under-reported in the media which is another reason why the public should flock to see this film. The truth about what really happens to horses in this country desperately needs to get out.  Saving America’s Horses accomplishes that goal with both meticulous accuracy and breath-taking artistry.”

In 2010, Equine Advocates teamed up with the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in saving a former New York City Carriage horse from slaughter. “Bobby II Freedom” is now safely retired at Equine Advocates Sanctuary.  When the great iconic artist, Peter Max heard about Bobby’s story, he offered to paint his portrait for charity.  Bobby’s rescue and Max’s portrait are also featured in the film. Peter Max and his wife, Mary Max are hosting a special pre-film reception at the Peter Max Studio near Lincoln Center on Thursday, December 6th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. There is limited availability for members of the public to attend. Please click here for the details.

Volunteers are needed by the organizers to assist on all pre and post film events. If you are interested in being a volunteer at one or more of these events, please email: