trueCOWBOYmagazine Sept/Oct 2014 - Page 15

“It was at that moment I decided to dedicate Blood Rescue for the purpose of banning horse slaughter and the transport of horses to slaughter. I’d had a powerful visual experience exploring our relationship to these animals. The horses’ ancient story is compelling and I wanted to expand that experience, make it really big. Big enough to raise public awareness about what needs to be done.” says Hansen, “I love these guys.” In the United States, within forty-five days, the S.A.F.E Act was introduced into both Houses of Congress. It quickly gathered legislative support from more than 200 co-sponsors. “Since then, and every day, new stories roll in like thunderheads: a stunning constellation of events to make the perfect storm, enough power to raise public awareness and to finitely change the way we perceive our ancient relationship to the horse”, says Hansen.