The Cloud Foundation

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Makendra Silverman 
Tel: 719-351-8187
Anne Novak
Tel: 415-531-8454
For Immediate Release
 
Filmmaker Hailed as the Jane Goodall for the American Wild Mustang 
Sacramento, CA (June 7, 2010)—Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Director of The Cloud Foundation, Ginger Kathrens, is working hard to save wild horses in their native Western states, including California. She will speak at the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento June 11-13th
“Ginger Kathrens is the Jane Goodall for the American wild mustang.  She is a naturalist, witness, advocate, educator and filmmaker,” says Sheryl Crow, GRAMMY® award-winning singer/songwriter.
Kathrens will share her adventures with wild horses and speak about the current International movement to save the American mustangs, backed by celebrities such as Sheryl Crow, Michael Blake and Viggo Mortensen.  Kathrens has studied and filmed the mustangs in their natural environment for more than 16 years—creating the popular Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies programs for PBS’s Nature series shown in the U.S.A and abroad. Her documentaries represent the only known long-term documentation, in our hemisphere, of a wild animal from birth. 
Audience members will learn why it’s important to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed roundup and removal of 1800 wild California mustangs and 200 wild California burros. The roundup, if allowed to proceed this summer, will remove the last stronghold of wild horses in California currently living in the Twin Peaks herd area near Susanville in Northern California. 
Kathrens will speak at the Horse Expo’s Trail Symposium pavilion on June 11 from 10:00-10:30 a.m., June 12 from 4:00- 4:30 p.m. and June 13 from 3:00- 3:30 p.m. For more information on the Horse Expo visit www.horsexpo.com
A fundraiser for The Cloud Foundation kicks off Kathrens’ appearances at the Expo. She will speak and show film clips at The Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th street in Sacramento on June 9, at 6:00 p.m., $30 donation, wine, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. For more information or to RSVP to the fundraiser visit www.TheCoudFoundation.org
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Links of interest:
Dead foal triggers passion about mustang roundup in Nevada: Reno Gazette Journal http://bit.ly/aQdLv2
Western States Horse Expo http://www.horsexpo.com/
June 9th Presentation/Fundraiser http://bit.ly/c0yGpA
Wild Horses: Management or Stampede to Extinction? Reno Gazette Special http://bit.ly/stampede2ext
CNN Report, Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell, March 25th http://bit.ly/dvl7NE
Roundup Schedule- updated May 2010 http://bit.ly/a0xcq7

Disappointment Valley… A Modern Day Western Trailer- excellent sample of interviews regarding the issues http://bit.ly/awFbwm

Fact Sheet on Wild Herds & The Salazar Plan http://bit.ly/bfdX1y
Informative Wild Horse Blog American Herds http://americanherds.blogspot.com/

‘Herd-Watch: Public Eyes for Public Horses’ http://bit.ly/9Wvh58

 Photos, video and interviews available from:

The Cloud Foundation

makendra@thecloudfoundation.org

The Cloud Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the preservation and protection of wild horses and burros on our Western public lands with a focus on protecting Cloud’s herd in the Pryor Mountains of Montana.
107 S. 7th St. – Colorado Springs, CO 80905 – 719-633-3842