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Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West, New Documentary - Full Article

Wild Beauty Foundation and Animal Wellness Action have teamed up to produce a feature film focusing on the issues facing America’s mustangs.

By: Kim Izzo | June 9, 2021

Last November, Horse-Canada wrote about the reboot of the classic story Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. In the latest Disney version, the setting was changed to the American west and Beauty was a Mustang mare.

Ashley Avis, the writer/director of Black Beauty, is also the president of the Wild Beauty Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection of wild mustangs and burros. This week, Avis, alongside Marty Irby, the executive director at Animal Wellness Action who has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for his work to protect horses, announced a joint venture to produce Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West, a feature documentary that focuses on the issues facing America’s iconic wild mustangs that have long faced eradication by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The film is currently in production and promises to be a sweeping cinematic epic, while also not holding back on the controversial decisions made by the BLM such as paying $1,000 to people to adopt a mustang only to have them sold on to the slaughterhouse, as well the ongoing fight with ranchers over land use and grazing rights...

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