Original artwork by Dina Farris Appel ©
Causes & Links
I oppose Horse Racing and breeding horses for racing. I stand in solidarity with those who are striving to end the Horse Racing industry. To find out what happens to the unfortunate horses brought into this cruel, gambling industry, visit http://www.horseracingwrongs.org.
These are some links related to the causes addressed in my album "Wild Horse Running Free":
The crisis in Darfur, one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, continues. The Darfur genocide claimed the lives of more than 300,000 civilians, forced 1.6 million internally displaced people to flee their homes and a further 600,000 refugees to spill across borders of neighbouring countries.
To help the people of Sudan & South Sudan and other nations ravaged by war:
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org (Doctors Without Borders/MSF)
http://www.wfp.org (World Food Programme)
Animal Abuse and Captivity:
Animals are suffering in captivity all over the world, particularly in zoos, circuses, and laboratories. The following are some of the organizations that protect animals in the wild or provide sanctuaries:
http://www.pawsweb.org (Performing Animal Welfare Society)
http://www.bornfree.org.uk (Born Free)
http://www.navs.org (National Anti-Vivisection Society)
http://www.hsi.org (Humane Society International)
http://www.awf.org (African Wildlife Foundation)
http://www.worldwildlife.org (World Wildlife Fund)
http://aldf.org (Animal Legal Defense Fund)
http://www.janegoodall.org (The Jane Goodall Institute)
Every 40 seconds approximately one death by suicide occurs worldwide. Suicide was the second leading cause of death in ages 15 - 29 globally in 2012.* To help prevent suicide and reduce the stigma about depression, suicide and mental disorders, there are some useful links below. If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger of harming themselves, in the USA, call 911. If you are suicidal, call 1-800-273-TALK or go online to “chat” at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
For International Suicide Hotlines, go to http://www.iasp.info.
http://www.sprc.org (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
http://www.save.org (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
http://www.iasp.info (International Association for Suicide Prevention)
*World Health Organization
Global Epidemics and Medical Crises:
The 2014 Ebola virus devastated Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, including thousands of orphaned children, but most of the rest of the world did not provide aid. This global apathy occurred because Ebola did not affect every country, and in particular, not wealthy countries. Now, with the COVID-19 virus, people with the lowest incomes are again impacted, but all over the world. To help, wear a mask, and consider donating to:
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org. Doctors Without Borders provides help “worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.”
http://www.unicef.org “UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child.”
http://www.one.org “ONE is an advocacy organization taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.”
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area, an estimated 6000 families who lost their homes, still hadn’t received funding to rebuild their houses. SBP (formerly the St. Bernard Project) is a nonprofit, disaster relief organization that was founded in response to Hurricane Katrina, and by 2017 had rebuilt over 1,200 homes nationwide, including 600 in New Orleans.