Original artwork by Dina Farris Appel ©
Causes & Links
I am adding my voice to those who oppose and are striving to end Horse Racing. 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.
To help the people of Sudan & South Sudan:
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org (Doctors Without Borders/MSF)
http://www.notonourwatchproject.org (Not On Our Watch)
http://www.wfp.org (World Food Programme)
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.NAMI.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
http://www.save.org (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
http://www.iasp.info (International Association for Suicide Prevention)
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/treatment/ (The Recovery Village)
*World Health Organization
The Ebola Epidemic:
To help people impacted by the Ebola virus, including thousands of orphaned children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:
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.”
Over ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area and yet an estimated 6000 families who lost their homes, still haven’t received funding to rebuild their houses. One of the charities assisting them is The Saint Bernard Project* (http://www.stbernardproject.org) which focuses on the elderly, the disabled, veterans, the uninsured and families with small children.*