History: PMU Foal Caravan: October 2002

PREMARIN FOAL CARAVAN: Hoofbeats Across the Heart of America

Led by Frank Weller, Campaign Organizer

Premarin Foal CaravanA group of people involved in Premarin foals rescues, including Helen Meredith of United Pegasus Foundation, Dr. Ray Kellosalmi, and Sinikka Crosland of TRACS in Canada, have joined forces with Frank Weller in organizing a caravan to accompany a truckload of rescued Premarin foals as it heads to the East Coast. The goal of this caravan is to heighten public awareness of the plight of the Premarin horses … and to hopefully find homes for some of the foals.

The caravan will include a trailer with 15 Premarin foals rescued from the Winnipeg area as well as any trucks or trailers that can follow the truckload of foals with signs or banners highlighting the issue. Below is the latest update on the caravan as well as a sample letter that can be sent to the media to help promote the caravan. HOOFBEATS ACROSS THE HEART OF AMERICA

****News Flash October 2, 2002****

Courtesy of Hog Heaven Rescue Farm
Foals on western swing of caravan
Foals on western swing of caravan


On October 3rd, 18 Premarin foals will be crossing the Canada/U.S. border at Sumas. The caravan will consist of a number of vehicles, including trucks and horse trailers, and a Faunavision (videomobile) unit. Caravan leader Dr. Ray Kellosalmi, The Horse Rescuer, will be joined at the border by noted conservationist/animal advocate, Anthony Marr of the Vancouver-based organization, HOPE-GEO (Heal Our Planet Earth Global Environmental Organization).

Horse Rescuer Dr. Ray Kellosalmi with yearling foals
Horse Rescuer Dr. Ray Kellosalmi with yearling foals

Supporters will be needed at the following locations at designated times:

October 3, 2002

Bothell, Washington at 1:30-2:30 p.m.–Country Village, 23730 Bothell-Everett Hwy. near Seattle (take 405 South off Interstate 5; take first exit–#26, Bothell-Mill Creek, and go right here; Country Village shopping center is one mile down on the right)–go to “center” parking lot, which will be blocked off for this event

Portland, Oregon at 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.–Washington Square, 9585 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard (across Willamette River in Portland; take Greenburg Road Exit, #217, off Interstate 5)–go to parking lot #3 by JC Penney’s

Hoof of one horse awaiting slaughter at Bouvry Exports, Alberta
Hoof of one horse awaiting slaughter at Bouvry Exports, Alberta

October 4, 2002

Rescue (Folsom area) at 3:00-4:00 p.m.–2071 Marden Drive, Rescue, 1/2 hour east of Sacramento on Hwy. 50 heading toward Lake Tahoe; take Eldorado Hills Blvd. to Green Valley Rd., to Deer Valley Road, and then Marden Drive (5th property on right)

October 5, 2002

Oakland/San Francisco–pending
Los Angeles/Pasadena–pending

For past news updates see September updates

PMU Foal Caravan***HOOFBEATS ACROSS THE HEART OF AMERICA t-shirts will be sold for $20 apiece enroute. This will help pay for caravan costs. Donations (please specify HOOFBEATS caravan) may be sent to: United Pegasus Foundation, 120 First Avenue, Arcadia, California 91006 or American Horse Defense Fund, 11629 Deborah Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

For further information, please contact:
Sinikka Crosland, R.N.
TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society)
Canadian Health Action Professionals (Committee for Compassionate Living)
Phone/fax: (250)768-4803
e-mail: tracs@shaw.ca