Locust Valley, NY – the New York Mets to host the second annual “Hooves on First” Day on at Citi Field, when the Mets take on the Miami Marlins at . The fundraiser will celebrate America’s iconic wild horses and raise awareness about their mistreatment in support of the foundation’s vision of people saving horses and horses saving humanity. This subject has recently been in the news nationally relating to the debate over wild horse mismanagement on public lands and the re-establishment of legalized horse slaughter. Cheer on the Mets while helping to raise awareness of the issues facing wild Mustangs.– Seraphim12 Foundation is once again teaming up with
Fans are encouraged to show up early to the game; at The HorseTenders Mustang Foundation is bringing some of their Mustangs to meet and greet the fans. HorseTenders’ mission is to effectively empower both human and horse to unite in sharing mutual benefits of emotive healing, comfort, and security. These horses are used in rehabilitation and self-discovery exercises with women, families, and specialize in working with military members transitioning back to civilian life.
Everyone who purchases their ticket through www.mets.com/horse will receive a free Seraphim12 t-shirt. Come and sit together with other “horse angels” in the Left Field Reserved Seating area! Plus, a special area will be set up in the Bullpen Entrance with mustang themed activities for kids. David Katz, Board Member of the New York Mets and Seraphim12 Foundation, was fundamental in the creation of this awareness night. Seraphim12 Foundation’s Manda Kalimian said, “We are thrilled at the opportunity to connect New Yorkers and Mets fans with the living symbols of the American spirit - the Mustang. The independent spirit of the Mustang, like that of all Americans, is something to celebrate. We, the people, need to work together to keep the Mustang living wild and free, to help us keep our connection to nature.”
For more information about the Seraphim12 Foundation, please visit www.seraphim12foundation.org
Citifield is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Ave in Queens, New York, NY 11368. Call (718) 507-6387 or visit www.mets.com
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Seraphim12 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit dedicated to creating a sympathetic balance between horse and man. They advocate for a shift in perception about the care and classification of the horse, so that all horses have a dignified life, final retirement and resting place. Seraphim12 Foundation has a vision of people saving horses, and horses saving humanity. With humane educational school and summer camp programs, Seraphim12 Foundation will teach a new way of kindness, compassion and love for all animals, and each other, through the help and guidance of horses.
In 1970 Congress declared, “wild horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people; and that these horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene.” Here are some of the harrowing statistics:
• Wild horses are being removed from public lands so commercial ranching interests can make money.
• Injury, terror, trauma and death are common results of wild horse round-ups.
• 5 out of every 8 wild horses are stockpiled in long term government holding facilities. Feeding them costs $100,000 a day.
• The Federal Government spends $3,000 to catch a single horse, a horse that frees up $8.10 in grazing fees.
• Private livestock outnumbers wild horses on public land by a factor of 50 to 1.
• The cost of round-ups and stockpiling are estimated to cost US taxpayers $80,000,000 this year.
• The National Academy of Science blasted current wild horse management policies as “unscientific,” “expensive and unproductive.”