Honoring Those Who Sacrificed for Freedom

IMG_0100A wild horse captured in 2000 from the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. All horses and burros have been removed from the Sheldon Refuge. Photo taken at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary by Sarvey Tahmasebi Rector.

Honoring Those Who Sacrificed for Freedom

Today, we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives to our country.

We honor the brave dogs, burros and mules that worked by their sides.

We honor the brave war horses that carried them. More than 8 million horses, donkeys and mules died in World War I alone.

Many of these horses were bred for the cavalry and, later, when large ranchos were sold to the U.S. Government refuge system, many of these free-ranging horses returned to a natural state on federal lands.

Today, descendants of these war horses have been permanently removed from their ranges.

Contact Us

Return to Freedom

P.O. Box 926
Lompoc, CA 93438

Phone: (805) 737-9246


VIDEO Soldiers Come Home To Dogs Compilation & More: Memorial Day 2017


May 29, 2017

Soldier Coming Home and being helped by dogs compilation for Memorial Day 2017. Videos include:

These Dogs Are Reuniting With Veterans Who Just Got Home

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Hilarious (But Real) Exchanges Between Pilots, Flight Attendants, And Passengers.



馃嚭馃嚫 Happy Memorial Day 馃嚭馃嚫

Petition: Honor all fallen soldiers on memorial walls


PETITION: Retired Ringling Bro’s Tigers, Lions, and Elephants to Sanctuaries not Sell to a German Circus




Take Action | American Wild Horse Campaign


Petition: Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. – Demand Better from Your Chicken Suppliers


Petition: Help Veterans Recover and Adapt


Petition: URGENT: Hold Denmark Accountable for the Slaughter of Pilot Whales!


Punish Reckless Behavior That Endangered Sea Lion And Child

Wildlife such as sea lions are put at risk when they are fed or harassed by humans. As a recent video showing a sea lion dragging a girl into the water in British Columbia shows, reckless behavior can threaten human safety as well. Sign this petition to demand that existing laws be enforced for both the protection of wildlife and people.

Source: Punish Reckless Behavior That Endangered Sea Lion And Child

Denounce Politically Motivated Prairie Dog Hunt With Donald Trump Jr.

The Republican candidate for Congress in Montana recently slaughtered prairie dogs with Donald Trump Jr. for publicity. The prairie dogs are important ecologically and the hunt took place during their breeding season, when females were pregnant. Sign this petition to denounce this disgusting politically motivated animal hunt.

Source: Denounce Politically Motivated Prairie Dog Hunt With Donald Trump Jr.

Stop Sucking Blood From Pregnant Horses to Induce Fertility in Pigs

Farms are literally sucking the blood of pregnant horses until they die of exhaustion, then using it to force pigs to constantly give birth. On top of this, you could be eating meat produced from this ongoing atrocity. Sign this petition to demand an end to this terrible practice.

Source: Stop Sucking Blood From Pregnant Horses to Induce Fertility in Pigs

Petition 路 NIH uses millions of tax-payer dollars to torture dogs at Texas A&M! @tamu 路 Change.org


Justice for Two Poodles Thrown From Fifth Floor Garage

Two toy poodles were reportedly taken and cruelly thrown from a fifth floor parking garage. Only one of the innocent animals survived, but her legs are broken. Please sign this petition to demand justice for these innocent dogs.

Source: Justice for Two Poodles Thrown From Fifth Floor Garage

Justice for Dogs Poisoned to Death

Three dogs were recently found twitching and convulsing on the ground, otherwise unable to move, in a suspected poisoning. Demand that the person responsible is found and punished.

Source: Justice for Dogs Poisoned to Death

Capture Person Who is Setting Dogs on Fire

Two dogs were found having been set on fire, one with third degree burns all over her body. The second dog was found with mouth taped shut and legs bound. Their torturer is still on the loose. Demand that authorities find and punish this dangerous person.

Source: Capture Person Who is Setting Dogs on Fire

Hey, Wilmington Blue Rocks: Cancel the ‘Monkey Rodeo,’ Already


Petition 路 Theresa May MP: Make animal cruelty illegal in China. 路 Change.org


Don’t Let Today Be the Last Celebration of Endangered Species Day! – Defenders of Wildlife Blog


Family Awarded Historic $1.26 Million Settlement For Dog Killed By Police | Care2 Causes


Petition: California: Don’t Let Pet Stores Support Puppy Mills


Victory! Another Major City Bans Pet Store Sales Of Puppy Mill Dogs | Care2 Causes


Petition: Tell the Government of Brazil: No More Logging of the Amazon Rainforest


Petition: Demand that the “Bullets & Bacon” Contest be Terminated


Petition: Smith County, Texas: Let’s Ban the Cruel 24/7 Tethering of Dogs!, Tyler, TX


Man Writes a Powerful Message to the Cruel Human Who Callously Starved a Great Dane to Death | One Green Planet

Should animal abuse be considered a violent crime?  

What do you think?

Vote your opinion at the end of the article.

FRIDAY MAY 19 2017 @ 7:15am CST ALDF’s Tony Eliseuson Discusses Tony

Free Tony The Tiger

Animal Legal Defense Fund attorney Tony Eliseuson is on Talk 107.3 at 7:15 AM CST in Louisiana tomorrow (FRIDAY MAY 19th) to discuss Tony the Tiger. Tune in!

Click: http://talk1073.com/ and then 鈥淟ISTEN LIVE鈥 on the right-hand side.

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Important Update to the Tony the Tiger Case

Free Tony The Tiger

Thank you Tony Eliseuson, Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorney for posting this update about Tony on Linked In.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a summary judgment motion asking the Court to enter a final judgment that will end this six-year legal battle and enforce the Louisiana Big Cat Ban as to Tony, who has unfortunately spent the last 16-years of his life trapped at the Tiger Truck Stop.

This Motion is a significant development in the case as it attacks the two legal tactics used by Tiger Truck Stop to avoid a prior judgment from 2013 that was entered in the Animal Legal Defense Fund鈥檚 favor.聽If this Motion is granted, it should allow the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to take possession of Tony and move him to a naturalistic home at a reputable sanctuary that he has deserved for 16 years.

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